When each one of us enters this world, we’re given eyes, ears, and most importantly, an inner voice. Even though we go through most of our days seeing and hearing all sorts of things, our inner voice is the one we most neglect. I believe that God gives us that intuition; that basic instinct that tells us the best thing to do in any situation, at any moment. My personal opinion is that since God gave us all that special gift, we can best serve Him by tuning into it at every possible moment.
The problem with most of us is that we fail to listen to it. I believe that one of the underlying reasons for this is because we are so distracted. I mean, every time we turn around a cell phone is ringing, an email is being delivered, and bosses, not to mention families have their own little list of demands waiting for us. We have external noises coming at us from all different directions. We listen to everyone else, but we forget to listen to ourselves. In the process, we have managed to let our instinct muscles go completely limp.
Our intuition needs to be as fine tuned as a baby grand. Let me ask you this. How many times on a woman’s wedding day do you suppose she heard that inner voice shouting at her,”STOP! Don’t do it!” But she went through with it anyway because everything had been arranged and paid for. All the people were sitting in the church awaiting her arrival. The band in the reception hall was warming up. After all, she didn’t want to disappoint anyone. Then, a year or two down the road, she discovers that the man she’s looking at isn’t the man she married at all. He’s become a complete stranger to her. What began as a ‘joining of two souls’ has now been dwindled down into a basic sharing of bills and property, with no happily ever after in sight. She pulls out her wedding album, and looks at all of those plastic smiles and plastic flowers, and says to herself, “What in the world have I gotten myself into?” You should have listened to your intuition girlfriend.
Decision making is a little like sticking a magnet to a refrigerator. When you arrive at a decision that feels right, it’s like the gravitational pull that the refrigerator has with the magnet. Magnets belong on a refrigerator. It just feels right. Pull the magnet away, and it enters unfamiliar territory. Everything is unsure because now the magnet has nothing to stick to. Nothing feels right anymore.
We must remember that with every decision we come to, no matter how insignificant it may be, it will lead us to a new place, and sometimes that isn’t a good place. That’s why if something doesn’t feel right to you, then by all means don’t do it. If something is telling you not to marry that man, then cancel the wedding. If your gut tells you it’s time to leave your job after years of misery and not being appreciated, then clock out and don’t look back. If your intuition is saying not to stop at that gas station, then drive somewhere else. Every right choice will put you in the right place at the right time to make the biggest impact, form your best friendships, or find your soul mate. When we go with our gut, we’re not only serving ourselves, we’re serving God. By doing that, you will always come out a winner.