Trusting your gut instinct…..How do you do that with confidence?
By the Holy Spirit. I have learned, to trust my gut instinct. When it comes to people, situations, etc. You know when you get those vibes, whether they are good or bad.
It has been a challenge for me in many ways, because there were times, especially, in my youth, when I did not make the best choices. I had terrible instincts. Bad judgement. And I know, I have made mistakes in this. But seeking God to guide you, will give you a better sense.
Remember Christ is the shepherd, He will guide you. He will show you by the Holy Spirit.
Now, there are times, I get a vibe about something, or someone, and I test, or try the spirit, like we are called to do. And that may reveal something….
I JOHN 4:1 KING JAMES
BELOVED, BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT, BUT TRY THE SPIRITS WHETHER THEY ARE OF GOD: BECAUSE MANY FALSE PROPHETS ARE GONE OUT INTO THE WORLD.
I have learned, you always have to be in prayer. I have learned, to know what my King James bible says about people. So, I always do look for signs.
It would be a wonderful world, if we could always trust people, or if we could give someone the benefit of the doubt. But when those signals from God, come to me, with a nagging sense, and for me to beware. I do listen to that small voice, that is the Holy Spirit.
King James scripture tells us, God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. So I take that to heart as well. Yet, when I feel like something is off, or there are trust issues, with people, or whatever, I do pray specifically in that matter.
II TIMOTHY 1:7 KING JAMES
FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVE US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR: BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND.
It can be a balance….But we really need discernment to understand how to weigh the spirits in matters like this.
PROVERBS 11:1 KING JAMES
A FALSE BALANCE IS ABOMINATION TO THE LORD: BUT A JUST WEIGHT IS HIS DELIGHT.
We are given discernment. Discernment from God, will tell you whether or not, something is good or evil. There, the Holy Spirit, will advise you, and you will get those vibes, or get a gut instinct about something, or someone.
MALACHI 3:18 KING JAMES
THEN SHALL YE RETURN, AND DISCERN BETWEEN THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED, BETWEEN HIM THAT SERVETH GOD AND HIM THAT SERVETH HIM NOT.
I have learned to obey that small voice. When it comes to people, or when it comes to situations. I have actually been afraid to disregard that voice. Thats how close, I feel to God, when I am not sure. Because I trust God.
JOB 34:16 KING JAMES
IF NOW THOU HAST UNDERSTANDING, HEAR THIS: HEARKEN TO THE VOICE OF MY WORDS.
But whether or not I am right or wrong, I don’t want to always test that. I want to obey God. That is where my trust comes from. Or reinforces things for me. When, I am doing everything, I can in my own ability to pray, to walk in love, to repent, to be reading good Holy King James word, so I can know. It gives me a sense of confidence to trust my instincts.
But I always have to release my trust to God. In prayer.
There are times, when we are not sure, and knowing this, God will send a “witness in the spirit” It will be something, or someone God will send, to confirm, those feelings. To know truth in a matter.
ROMANS 8:16 KING JAMES
THE SPIRIT ITSELF BEARETH WITNESS WITH OUR SPIRIT, THAT WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD.
I really try not to be led by my feelings, but what God says, but we have those feelings for a reason. And if you know yourself, and more than anything if you know God, you can trust those vibes.
The key though, is to know yourself, if you are actually in the right spirit. See, if you are messing with things, other entities, not obeying God, walking out of love, not forgiving, and you get a sense about someone or something, you could be deceived, misled. Exactly what the enemy wants you to do.
There have been times, where I sensed, don’t go to a place. Or don’t trust that person. And I obey. If I don’t that nagging feeling does not leave me.
Being close to God, will enable the gift of discernment. The gift of receiving, understanding, knowledge, truth, from the Holy Spirit. But don’t grieve the Holy Spirit. Thats our responsibility.
I hope this helps, and will encourage you. If you are not sure, then don’t do anything, till you get clarification, or more of an answer from God, but be careful.
Sometimes, no answer, is the answer…..especially if you have no peace, in a decision.
He tells us, He blesses us without sorrow. So if it looks like sorrow might be attached to it, that probably is not from God.
PROVERBS 10:22 KING JAMES
THE BLESSING OF THE LORD, IT MAKETH RICH, AND HE ADDETH NO SORROW WITH IT.
We do need to fine tune this gift, but it starts with a clean slate. Repentance, prayer, and obeying God, because in a moment, He could speak, and you need to just know, that you know, that gut instinct is true. Being prayerful, being consistent in seeking God, reading good King James word, is so important.
Ask God for the gift of discernment, so you can trust your instincts more so….
So He can guide you.
I KINGS 3:9 KING JAMES
GIVE THEREFORE THY SERVANT AN UNDERSTANDING HEART TO JUDGE THY PEOPLE, THAT I MAY DISCERN BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD: FOR WHO IS ABLE TO JUDGE THIS THY SO GREAT A PEOPLE?
Blessings, and love,