Following Your Intuition Isn't Always Comfortable...Especially When You're the Leader.

Following Your Intuition Isn't Always Comfortable...Especially When You're the Leader.

Following Your Intuition Isn't Always Comfortable...Especially When You're the Leader.

Isn’t it curious how we often encourage others to listen to their intuition, yet when it comes to our own lives, we hesitate? This weekend, I decided to practice what I preach. Initially, it didn’t seem like the right decision, but in hindsight, it was the best one I could have made.

When we follow our intuition, certainty isn't always part of the package. We act on a hunch, hoping for validation that our inner voice guided us correctly. This past weekend, I found myself in exactly such a scenario.

My family and I had planned a trip to Houston, a journey we had eagerly anticipated for weeks. As our departure day approached, I started having second thoughts. The night before, it began to rain, adding to my uncertainty. While we had driven in the rain before, something about this time felt different.

At 4 a.m. on Friday, despite my reservations, I set my alarm to leave by 5 a.m. I woke everyone up, informing them that while I was ready, I wasn’t sure if we should go. My daughter, enthusiastic as always, wanted to proceed. Yet, something in my spirit just didn’t feel right. We decided to stay home, a choice that led to my daughter’s weekend of disappointment and my own self-doubt as the weather cleared.

Sunday came, and we made a late grocery run, craving something sweet. As we loaded our groceries into the car, it refused to start. Was it the car battery or the key fob battery? I quickly rushed back into the store to buy a fob battery before they closed. No luck—changing the battery didn’t help.

We called AAA, but it wasn’t the car battery either. They suggested getting a new key made, but after numerous failed calls to locksmiths, we were stranded. Fortunately, our daughter came to our rescue, and we left the car in the parking lot, intending to resolve the issue the next morning.

Reflecting on the situation, I realized the gravity of what could have happened. Had we been on the road to Houston and faced this car trouble in the rain, we might have been stranded in the middle of nowhere late at night. The realization brought immense gratitude for listening to my intuition, despite my initial doubts.

In a conversation with a friend, I mentioned how this experience taught me not to discount grace and favor. While we can’t foresee the future, we must leave room for grace. It reminded me that I cannot prevent all mishaps and should trust in the guidance I receive, allowing space for grace and favor to work in my life.

This weekend’s events reaffirmed the importance of listening to my intuition. The relief and gratitude I felt afterward were profound, and it was a powerful lesson in trusting myself and leaving room for the unexpected blessings of grace.


Have you ever had a moment where your intuition saved you from a potential mishap? How do you navigate the balance between logic and intuition in your decisions? Let’s reflect together and share our stories, embracing the grace that guides us in our everyday lives.



  • Even when we second-guess ourselves, staying true to our inner voice can guide us to the right decisions.
  • We can't always base our decisions on what we currently see.  Vision is only, but for so far.  Allow space for grace and favor...there is One who knows all and will open new doors and clear all paths.



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