That sinking feeling in the gut of your stomach that tells you something is wrong. Most people call it intuition, but you can call it whatever you want. I know it’s a literal pain that has you questioning if what you feel and think is what is real or made up in your mind. You start looking for clues and question every move. You don’t know if you should continue or walk away.
I have felt this “intuition” many times in my life. It’s not a great feeling to have. You try to figure out why you feel the way you do, but don’t want to shake the boat if there isn’t a reason to. Most people say, trust that feeling, it won’t steer you wrong. I wish I could say the people were wrong.
As humans, we don’t like pain or heartache. We try every way possible to protect our heart from the things we know can shatter it, so when that “feeling” hits, we immediately put our guard up until the coast is clear. We won’t put our guard down until we know either the truth or reason, we had the intuition, or until we feel safe again.
Albert Einstein says, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift.” intuition helps us figure out inconsistencies and warn us when there may be a problem. I wish I could say that the times I felt this gut-wrenching feeling, nothing came of it, but I would be lying. The truth is, if you feel like something is not quite right, trust it. I believe God blessed us with this ability for a reason.
I would love to hear your thoughts or stories about your intuitions. Feel free to share.