"Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God." - Romans 8:14
The greatest sign that you and I are maturing in our walk with God is when we can discern the difference between "good things" and "God things".
When the people of Israel journeyed out of Egypt through the desert, the cloud led them by day. They could move only as fast as the cloud. If they went ahead, they went without God's presence. If they lagged behind, they also lost God's presence.
Each of us must know when God is leading in a matter, or if it is simply a good idea. There are so many things in which you and I can be involved, and the more successful you become, the greater the temptations to enter into things where God has not called you.
As sons of God, we are called to be led by the Spirit. This requires a level of dependence on God in which many of us really do not want to do.
It requires listening, waiting, and moving only when God's Spirit tells us to move. Today, ask God to make you a Romans 8:14 man or woman who is led by the Spirit of God. Pray against lagging behind or moving too far ahead.
Ask God to reveal whether the next project you consider is a "good thing" or a "God Thing."