Yesterday I experienced that with a close friend. I shared some of what I had seen in 1 Peter 5 (I wrote about it briefly here and here) with him over coffee and a bagel. His response was that I had given him a new tool to use with men. That was not my intent. I was just sharing some things I saw, but where he was in his ministry, they were what he needed. I have been on the receiving end of the same kind of thing from him several times.
The point is, we all need to be sharing what we see. It is not OK to simply read something, think a thought, and call the experience good. First of all the process of sharing with someone drives the learning deeper into our souls. Perhaps more importantly – this is tentative – if the Holy Spirit has shown me something in the Word and I do not share it, how is that not quenching the Spirit? We are not supposed to do that.