I can’t lie to you, guys — there’s something deep within me, gnawing away, telling me not to write a blog post tonight. Telling me that there’s things out there in the night that I could be doing instead and to just let it slide this once and go out there and have some fun. I have an event that I’m supposed to be heading out to right now, but here I am, working on getting this post done to make sure I hit my commitment I made this year. But it’s hard — real hard. My id’s pointing in one direction and my conscience in another. What do you do when different parts of your being are pointing in such very different directions?
We have our gut instinct for a reason. If you talk to a Christian, they’ll tell you it’s because God gave us free will and our instincts are the sum total of all His teachings, allowing us to choose wisely. Talk to an anthropologist and they’ll tell you about our instinct being a result of evolution and our need for survival. Either way, our instinct is meant to be a good thing — something for us to RELY upon rather than something to QUESTION.
Sometimes the things that your gut will tell you to do may seem illogical to many around you, but we’re not built to know what’s in store for ourselves prior to reaching our destinations on life’s journey.
So instead of being clairvoyant, it’s that blind faith we need in order to point us in the right direction. More often than not, a gut decision is the way to go — but don’t get your instinctual voice get confused with that OTHER voice — the spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment voice that’s more likely to get you in trouble than give you ANY sort of guidance.
I’ll admit — they’ll both be the first ones to show up to the party; but the things they say are like night and day. One wants you to succeed, the other wants you to lounge around and do nothing — be just another warm body on the planet, not truly living but merely existing.