Sailing a boat is not an easy endeavor. It requires skill and dexterity. It also requires an ability to determine the direction of the wind. When you know in what direction the wind is blowing, you are better able to direct the boat for the smoothest possible sail. Working with the Holy Spirit of God requires a similar amount of sensitivity and dexterity. It requires that you listen carefully to the still, small voice in your solar plexus. The Holy Spirit never shouts. If you are communicating with a god who shouts at you, or is impatient or insulting, you are not communicating with the Holy Spirit of God.
Sailing also requires that you have a compass to determine your precise location, and to ensure that you are traveling in the right direction. Without a compass, you may intend to travel north, yet be headed south. Similarly, the Bible needs to become our compass. We may never know or understand how off course we have become in our relationship to God unless we begin to regularly read and analyze the Bible, particularly the New Testament. It should become our daily compass as we navigate our relationship with God and with the indwelling Holy Spirit of God.
Finally, sailing requires that you actually set sail. If you sit in the boat in the dock, that experience cannot be compared to actually setting sail and navigating the waters. Only in doing so do you actually learn the complexities of sailing. Similarly, if you never explore the contours of your relationship with God, you may never know or understand the depth and breadth of the power of his Holy Spirit that is in you. Nor will you understand the fullness of his deity. Speak to God now and ask him to show you the depths of his love.