In the past few weeks I’ve been dealing with a lot in regards to my health, amongst other things. Because of this I canceled one of my dream trips of going to London and now I’m choosing to cancel a trip to Thailand. London was canceled strictly for health reasons, but Thailand had more behind it.
They say, “When it rains, it pours” well with Thailand there were zero signs of the rain letting up anytime soon. It’s a place I have wanted to go for years, lets be real, if I got to see a baby tiger or elephant I’d be in tears of happiness. But for some reason the odds felt as though they were stacked against me. I could not shake a bad feeling when it came to thinking about this trip. So I went with my gut and decided to cancel.
Am I bummed about not going? Yes. But in the same breath I’ve never felt a weight be lifted off my shoulders so quickly. The bad feeling that kept me up at night and seemed to be looming suddenly disappeared. In this moment I realized that I need to always go with my gut no matter what. Always pay attention to the Holy Ghost, no matter what.
Sometimes acknowledging how your feeling can be tough, because on one hand you can feel as though you might miss out on an awesome opportunity while on the other hand something just doesn’t feel right. If you know me, you know that I am stubborn and when I want something I usually don’t budge. But as the years have gone by and I’m learning more, I’ve realized that sometimes being stubborn isn’t benefiting anyone, including yourself. Recognizing this was a huge part of knowing that I need to go with my gut.
There are so many different situations we can all end up in nowadays, with everyday tasks, with friendships, with relationships and so much more. These situations can be good or bad and instead of shying away from or denying how you might feel about the situation you should be trusting your instinct and not looking back.
I firmly believe that Heavenly Father has a hand in absolutely every situation. And if you happen to end up in a situation you aren’t supposed to be in, you will manage to get out of it or you will learn from it. I cannot even count the number of times I chose to ignore my instincts and it’s gotten me into trouble. Whereas if I would have just listened to my heart I would have been a lot better off. But hey, like I said we can all learn from it right? So trust your gut, go with your instinct and don’t doubt how you are feeling.