Here's an interesting twist to the Bible. In Acts 1, Jesus commands the 11 disciples (Judas is dead) to wait and pray until the Spirit was sent to them. They started out great...sitting, praying, waiting. Then, like many churches today, they decided to hold an adminstrative meeting. Jesus wasn't there and neither was the Spirit. Peter wanted to fill the void left by Judas' betrayal and suicide. They rolled dice to see who would win. Matthias wins the 12th spot and is never heard from again in the scriptures.
What if they would have listened to Jesus and waited for the Spirit to come? Perhaps God had a 12th in the works...Perhaps his name was Paul. Think about it! Paul had a heck of a time proving his apostolic status to those he was ministering to because he wasn't one of the 12. If the disciples would have waited, would Paul have joined them?
It can only be speculative at this point but the point is this: we sure do a lot of things without waiting on the Spirit's guidance don't we? I know I do. Even when an idea is birthed in my heart by the Spirit, I simply say 'ok' and go and try to accomplish it without waiting on his breath to lead me.
Can you relate?