Your discernment is always cloudy and will always be cloudy until you are in heaven with God. Your spikes of spiritual understanding are only as good as your right interpretation and application of the scriptures which He breathed out for the church.
Any discernment that arises which is contrary to the scriptures must therefore be a result of a faulty interpretation. It’s simple, if you interpret any given scripture to make it contradict any other scripture, then not only is your interpretation wrong, but any discernment based on that faulty interpretation as well.
The Apostles said as much. Paul says, “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.” 1 Corinthians 13:12
Peter said, “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:19,20,21
Words of Peter & Paul in Red because they’re Jesus words too.
Your leadings, guidings, spiritual perceptions, and discernment’s are all “carried along” and enlightened by the Holy Spirit according to His word (logos) as contained in the Bible. Both Peter and Paul knew they were writing authoritatively on behalf of Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. The scriptures and the logos are synonymous in the above passage. The Bible is the light that makes interpretation and application possible. It is the anti-fogger for our spiritual discernment. The fog must continually be wiped away. The pilot light goes out often and we need to keep relighting it.
Sara Singleton, in a recent Lausanne World Pulse article wrote:
“We are insensitive to the presence of God and need continual awakening to his voice and initiatives (Hebrews 4:7-13)
None of us will ever be able to say that our spiritual discernment is 100% correct. This however does not mean that we’re left to hopeless skepticism and egregious existentialism. We always have the light-giving logos (scriptures) given by the Spirit as our authoritative guide. A child of God, with unveiled face, beholds the glory of the Lord, and is being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18)