That night [after the Spirit prevented the mission team from preaching in the province of Asia,] Paul had a vision: A man from Macedonia in northern Greece was standing there, pleading with him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us!" So we* decided to leave for Macedonia at once, having concluded that God was calling us to preach the Good News there.
We boarded a boat at Troas and sailed straight across to the island of Samothrace, and the next day we landed at Neapolis. From there we reached Philippi, a major city of that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. And we stayed there several days.
— Acts 16:9-12 NLT
Led by the Spirit and directed by the vision of the man from Macedonia pleading for the mission team to come and help, the team "concluded" — they discerned and decided — it was God's call for them to go Macedonia (Acts 16:6-10). To their credit, they didn't hesitate once they were convicted. They got on board a vessel and headed straight to Macedonia and away from the Roman province of Asia. The Spirit was leading Paul and his team to a part of what is present-day Europe and to groups of people who would become very dear to Paul — the Philippians and Thessalonians. The events in Philippi were as confirming as they were exciting, but not without significant challenges — a reminder that following the will of God is not always easy and without resistance!
O Father, thank you for the bold move that Paul and the mission team demonstrated in obeying the Spirit's leading. I want to obey your will straightforwardly and without hesitation as the Spirit leads. Give me the wisdom to discern your will as I pledge the strength of my will to obey it. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.