Your gut rumbles. Deep down you feel something is off.
But you brush off the feeling.
The blame is placed on the bad Chinese food you had last night or the spicy chili you had for breakfast. The gut rumblings are more physical than intellectual. Or so you tell yourself.
Listen To Your Gut
God has given us an incredible intuition. Even without knowing all of the facts, we can often tell when there’s danger or something isn’t right.
You know what I’m talking about…
The scared feeling you have walking down a darkened alley
The inability to breath as you jump out of a perfectly good airplane
The small voice in the back of your head telling you you’re about to make a bad decision
Your intuition is trying to tell you something. That’s the gut rumblings I’m talking about.
They’re internal warning signs that something is happening. Change is occurring and it’s time to listen.
What To Check When Your Gut Rumbles
Over the years, I’ve come to realize I’ve got to check my life when my gut begins to rumble. It’s trying to tell me something. And I need to listen.
You know this too. Though you might not know what you need to check when you’re feeling the rumbles.
Here’s the areas of my life I check when I feel this way:
My spiritual life: I love God. I really do. But sometimes I find it hard to seek after Him and follow His will.
It’s hard because I can’t see Him. It’s hard because life is so busy. It’s hard because there are physical people in my life.
And I lose my focus. I take my eyes off of Him and seek after worldly things.
Then my gut begins to rumble. It’s warning me I’m off track and need to refocus my direction.
When you feel this unsettled feeling, check your spiritual life. Make sure it’s in the right place.
My comfort levels: We can all agree, we like to be comfortable. We don’t like to be stretched. We like the status-quo.
Knowing what’s ahead of us is an easy way of doing life.
It’s comfortable. It’s relaxing. And it’s not good for us.
I believe that’s one of the reasons we left the church I’d attended for 30 years. God let my gut rumble until I couldn’t take it anymore.
Our gut rumbles may be alerting us to an unhealthy level of comfortability.
As the rumbles increase, check to see how comfortable you are. Then make the judgement call on whether or not it’s a time to get out of your comfort zone and move to something new.
My attitude: My wife will tell you I’m a fairly even keeled individual. Nothing much phases me.
Now, this doesn’t mean I don’t get a bad attitude here or there or often. I do.
My attitude can go south in a hurry.
These are times my gut begins to rumble as well.
It’s telling me I’m expressing myself in inappropriate ways. I’m being rude or abrasive.
Your gut rumbles could be telling you to check your attitude. Check to see if you’re having the right attitude. It could change your life.
Question: Do you listen to your gut when it rumbles? What do you check when this happens? Let’s talk about this in the comment section below.