“The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you.” (John 14:26)
When a dear friend of mine recently chose to step out of my life, I initially wrote a scathing article that was meant to post today, one that upon its completion a week ago, my ego had felt completely satisfied. Yet, something else from deep within me didn’t.
For a week, as that article sat in its “scheduled” status on my blog, a small voice within ultimately led me to pray during which I asked God to provide me some guidance and direction surrounding this friend and that article. I told God that if this friend contacted me in any fashion prior to when the article was to post, that I would take it as a sign it wasn’t meant to be published. When I abruptly one afternoon received a text message from this friend offering me compassion and condolences to the recent loss of my cat, I knew I had my answer and subsequently kept my promise by removing the original article. While I know it was the Spirit that was convicting me before I even prayed for the guidance that led me to doing this, I’m just thankful to have received an answer to my prayer to show me the Great Helper was right all along.
What I pray for now is for God to mend any disconnect and hurt between this friend and I as I do love them dearly and care deeply for them. In the meantime, I’m choosing to be still and trust my Spirit that these words are far better and far more loving than my original article, something I believe Christ would be proud of me for, having listened to my Inner Guidance, and not my ego.
Dear God, I thank you for having the Holy Spirit within me. I know there have been plenty of times I haven’t listened to it and seen the negative consequences that came as a result. Help me to always go to that Inner Guidance and trust the direction I get from It is going to be far better than anything my ego ever tends to provide me.
Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson