Acts 27:10-11, 21
10 “Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss,…”
11 Nevertheless the centurion was more persuaded by the helmsman and the owner of the ship than by the things spoken by Paul.
21 Paul stood in the midst of them and said, “Men, you should have listened to me, and not have sailed from Crete and incurred this disaster and loss.
In Acts 27 the apostle Paul was being taken by a centurion to appeal his case before Caesar. After having now been placed on a second ship on their journey, they come to a harbor near Lasea. Paul warns them they should proceed no further for if they do as he stated in the above verse, it will end with disaster and much loss. Paul perceived this in his spirit by the Holy Spirit. But the centurion was persuaded by the helmsman to go on.
As they continue it first appears Paul may have been wrong as the first part of their trip goes well. But then a massive storm hits and disaster has struck just as Paul had said. Paul tells them they should have listened to him and not incurred this disaster and loss. This still happens today. Spiritual leaders called by God to watch over their flocks who are doing as Paul told Timothy, teaching the whole counsel of God, try to warn their people of decisions in their life that will bring disaster and loss.
Sadly, just as in Paul’s situation, people listen to the voice of others instead of the Word of God they are being taught through gifted leaders. They receive counsel from friends, family, or others who are not called by God to lead them. At first it seems they have made the right decision, but the end result is never good. Find the leadership God has called you too and heed the Word of God they teach you. Doing so can save you from much harm in your life down the road.