The warning signs of pushing toward our wrong wants…
I would venture to say you don’t even need me to help you see them. I think we all know the sense when our heart says, “Don’t go there” and yet we still do.
That feeling when our heart starts beating harder or the mild panic whispering “you might not get your way”.
I’m all too familiar with that feeling. In fact, I experienced it this morning.
Yesterday, I asked my husband a request concerning an upcoming vacation. Something I would like to add, that isn’t Greg’s favorite thing to do. And he said, “We’ll see.”
“We’ll see”. Just between me and you, can I tell you, that’s not what I really wanted to hear. What I wanted to hear was, “Sure, that would be great.”
For me, “we’ll see” means I’m going to have to bring it up again to get my answer. So, with everything in me, I wanted me to bring it up…this morning.
This morning, when my husband was in a bit of a hurry to get to work.
This morning, when he was probably having a hard time started a new work week.
Everything in me said, “You had better find out now if you’re going to get what you want. Time is ticking. You need to get it arranged.”
“Thank you Holy Spirit for holding me back from me?” is all I can say. Not that I listen and obey every time. I so don’t. And when I don’t, I end up getting what I didn’t want.
But this morning, with His help, I made my bed instead of opening my mouth.
So, that’s all I’ve got. Hear the warning signs…your heart beat and your heart words. It’s probably the Holy Spirit.
Slow down. Give yourself a time out (make your bed!) and ask the Holy Spirit to give you His peace and power so you don’t get what you really don’t want.