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December 5, 2015 | Daily Devotionals | December 5, 2015

More Intuition, Less Impulse

We, however, have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16

Holy hunches, sensing the Spirit, trusting insight over eyesight. All this talk sounds ethereal and spooky to a lot of men because it requires faith — and risk.  If you are God’s man, what you should already know — God’s Spirit is not failing your life. In fact, He is constantly providing direction and communication.  The problem is not with Him; it’s with us.  God speaks to our minds and provides opportunities for spiritual rapid cognition.  The disparity between intuition and impulse lies in our familiarity with His voice.  If we’re hearing His voice, we cannot give in to our impulses.  He might be speaking loudly, but we often press the mute button in the moment, out of the habit of serving impulses rather than spiritual intuition.  Make no mistake — God has you reading this exactly because He wants you to stop muting the voice of the Holy Spirit in your life and start being a first-time listener.  He wants you to exercise your intuition rather than your impulses.

With the increase of technology comes more understanding on how the human brain works. We now have technology that will show what part of the brain is being used intuitively or impulsively; it even shows the location in the brain of the activity. We are finding that CEO’s of large fortune five hundred companies have a propensity to be more intuitive than impulsive. They also have the ability to handle stress differently than those who have lesser responsibility or less leadership gifts. This gives them the ability to work further in the future and therefore bypass many of the roadside bombs that face their companies.  Maybe it would be a good time to examine decisions that we make as God’s men that are impulsive, decisions that are made without considering God given intuition. As we become closer to God we build the spiritual intuition that he gives all His children.

Thank you, Father, for giving me the mind of Christ and teaching me how to use it.

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