I keep a piece of paper and pen on my desk to jot down ideas. I believe they are messages from the heart. They are fleeting and only heard once, so I have learned to write it down when I hear it. The meaning is always revealed later.
I just sat down to straighten my desk, and saw these three words, low level pain. With it being three words, it must be the title to a Blog, because most all of my Blogs have only three words in the title. God challenged me to do that a while ago and it has been an interesting challenge for this wordy woman. Now it has become the norm. When I hear three words, I know it’s a Blog title, but the Blog can take days to form.
Today is the day for this one because I’m typing.
Are you walking around with a low level pain?
You may not even realize you are in this type pain.
The best time to notice is when you wake up first thing in the morning. I always sit up and move to the edge of the bed and just sit a moment. Tune in to what my body is telling me. When I feel a low level pain, it’s typically behind my eyes, like a dull headache or mild pressure. I describe it to friends as God having His thumb on my forehead, trying to remind me of what He asked me to do and I didn’t obey.
That pain will not go away until I submit and do it.
One instance is if I am holding onto a relationship that God shut the door on. When God is done with something, I have to be done too, or I will not be happy. If I’m still holding on, God will not move until I let it go for good.
The low level pain feels a lot like procrastination. You know how it feels to put something off until the next day. If we continue putting it off, it prolongs the opening of that really good door God is waiting to open.
Are you a person of reason?
Well, almost every time, it doesn’t make sense. What my heart, or spirit is telling me to do, will not make sense in that moment. It will seem a little crazy, or out of character, but I have found to just do it anyway. God wants me to move, so He can move.
My thoughts could never trump God’s, so I don’t even try. My very best thought would be a speck on this grand plan He has for my life.
Walking in obedience to Him, and following these heart promptings quickly, without question, doesn’t have to be painful. I gave up my best laid plans long ago and have learned to enjoy never knowing what the day will bring. One thing I do know is, when it’s God, it’s going to be good.