I hear the still small voice. Call it intuition or the Holy Spirit. For me recently it has gotten much more distinguishable. But do I always listen to it? No, I don’t. Maybe it’s because I don’t trust it? Maybe its because I think its just my own unhinged thoughts. Maybe its because it goes against my head-strong will? But I am learning that it is right, and I can trust it.
It warned me about a place that I stayed. Somehow I just knew that something dark lay ahead before I went there and that I would need to leave in a hurry. Did I listen to this? Yes, I heard it loud and clear, but did I choose to make other plans? No, I didn’t. And now I sit in wake of the consequences and the ruins of an ended friendship. I did have my doubts from the beginning, but I guess I just ignored them for the sake of what seemed convenient. I will listen and heed that intuition next time. I am saddened by an ended friendship, but I will take this lesson to heart, and listen to the warning signs in the future.
“Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves”Matthew 10: 11-1
On the the flip-side, I am loving this new life. I have been making new friends and great connections. People have been so helpful, and I am being handed work left and right without even looking for it. I even had a guy I just met surfing help me fix my fin with all the tools he already had. God is so good, and I am so incredibly blessed! I am reminded of my time in Taiwan, all the right people came into my life at the right times, I had everything I needed, and I now have some awesome lasting friendships.