There are two kinds of intuition: a secular intuition and a God-inspired one.
Under a secular mindset, intuition comes from a vague sense of feeling what moves and excites you. It’s all about you — your wants, needs, passions, and desires. As society trends towards a secular mindset, it forfeits the divinity around us.
A heavenly, God-inspired intuition is different.1 Self-gain is replaced by self-sacrifice, in service of a higher purpose. It’s a divinity-led adventure, not a solo endeavor — where you surrender to the wishes of a higher power instead of relentlessly going after your self-driven desires. Worshippers come to understand God’s wishes by reading Scripture. Through prayer, we come to ask Him questions.
I’m referring to a Judeo-Christian God here.
The deeper your relationship is with God, the more He works through you and steers your intuition.
And so, intuition becomes a union between man and the divine. It stops being about what you want and more about how you can uniquely serve God.
(Also… If you’re interested in faith, you’ll like my pieces on the Bible and Christianity’s influence on Western civilization.)
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