There are times when saying the right thing is appropriate, and times when it is better to remain silent. Silence is more appropriate when the ether states that the emotions are too raw to submit to reason. That was the situation today as I listened to a comment made by someone whose every instinct was to flee. That is what we do when the situation is too painful to examine from the point of view of reason.
When your instinct says "run" there are some who would say that the better option is to stop and examine the circumstances. There are others who would say that to run is the best option. I say that if the devil tells you to run, you need to stop. When the desire to run is mixed with unforgiveness, or any of the negative emotions, that is a clear sign that the desire was placed in your heart by the devil.
If the desire to run is based on informed decision-making, that also is a sure sign that the desire was placed in your heart by the devil. Only when you have sought the advice and counsel of the indwelling Holy Spirit Of God can you genuinely claim to be making a Godly decision.
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai
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