Emotions, Intuition, Intentionality, and Hearing from the Lord!

A series of recent “tweets” ~ I guess I was kinda on a roll, yesterday!  😉

  • I react w/a pretty immediate emotional respons 2most things – &can mistake this for havng drawn a correct conclusion. Must learn 2slow down!
  • My emotions hv a mind of their own; they present so immediatly 2my senses that they masquerade as reason. Must learn 2pray thru 4revelation.
  • I process on “intuitive” level, but I’m actually granting permission for emotion 2toss me about like wind&waves. Must intentionally examine.
  • “Intuition” is real, but unhelpful if cannot be substantiatd w/evidence &word of God. So it’s not good enuf 2leave conclusions in that form.
  • In interest of expedience, I tend 2rush thru steps – at work, relationally, in walk w/God. If I could learn patience, all else would remedy.
  • There’s such a thing as humbling ourselves selfishly; when confession is more 4relief of our feeling distress than as service 2other person.
  • Apologizng 2get a desird end isn’t repentance, it’s manipulation. R u content 2leave it b4 the Lord evn if u nvr rec’v ur desired everafter?
  • If u feel offended, step back. Espec. if person engaging u has no history of ill-intent. Examine, as perhaps u have wrongful expectations.
  • If u feel hurt, step back. Ur more likely 2hurt-back if u don’t 1st pause &consider other person. Gv room 2b loving even from frustration.
  • We think we know our motives but we’re easily self-deceivd. Humility includes hearing from Lord re past strongholds that aren’t really safe!
  • There is wisdom in multitude of counselors & ppl mean well, but you will always get conflicting advice. Better 2b LED by Spirit&Word of God!
  • Even ur best plans will fly out the window when confronted w/unexpected events. Be prepared 2b humbled! & 2fall on the grace of God 4refuge.
  • All reason fails me when adrenalin surges & my heart engages. I need 2b better prepared! Always “prayed up” so I am “clear 2hear” from God!
  • Looking intentionally 2always “consider others better than myself” ~ I am a bit dismayed at how difficult I find this task! Father, help! 🙂

About Grace2Grow

Leah holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, and considers herself a forever-student at heart, especially of the Word of God. The last few years have included a 160+ lbs weightloss, and a complete re-working of her "inner man" as she has had to journey from merely what she "knew" to putting that into "ACTION" .. a transformation that so rocked her core, she believes God's calling in her life includes a sense of "urgency," as the body of Christ is fully - knowingly or unknowingly - entrenched in These Last Days, just as Jesus prophesied. She has worked in various forms of professional Customer Service for nearly 20 years, from Mortgages and Banking to Automotive Plastics, and values most the opportunity to mediate and problem-solve. Leah has served over the years in varying roles, from Women's Bible Study Leader to Choir Director to Worship Leading to teaching Sunday School to working faithfully in the Nursery. She loves being a Wife and Aunt and Sister and Daughter and Friend, and loves to read just about anything she can put her hands on. She is always re-learning putting feet and muscle to these things, but she has learned there is incalculable value in "working the plan," and "being faithful with LITTLE so as to be entrusted with MUCH." And she is trusting her beloved God and Savior for the "much" yet to come. You can find more of her musings on her blogs at http://grace2grow.com and http://grace2grow.blogspot.com/, or follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/grace2grow

Posted on April 17, 2012, in Challenge, Encouragement!, Personal and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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