Christian Musings

Early Warnings

“To be forewarned, is to be forearmed”

Premonition is something we often feel, but most ignore. Only few people walk into danger without warning. The warnings are usually niggling unease, suddenly feeling exposed or vulnerable, feeling unsafe.

Unfortunately, people ignore, with one excuse or the other, their inner or internal danger alarm system.

Those feelings of impending doom could come during regular or routine activities.

I have gotten dressed for church so many times and I don’t step out of the house because I felt uneasy about it.

I have changed and rescheduled plans and outings because I didn’t feel safe going out. Mind you, these were activities that are not new to me. But when something I normally do, suddenly and unexplainably feels abnormal, I don’t force it. I simply do something else.

It could be taking a particular road/route, taking your vehicle or boarding transportation or entering a place/building; if you suddenly feel uncomfortable, just find another way or move away.

A proverb says, “He who waits, will see what’s in the shrubs .” It could be a wild animal.

Ignoring a premonition is not the same as taking risks. With risks, you are well aware what you are getting into and you have prepared yourself in all areas to cushion the effect. With a premonition, it a sudden I-have-a-bad-feeling-about-this moment, that you can’t shake of or explain away. You don’t know exactly what, when, and where something would go wrong. You just know something doesn’t feel right. Don’t make the mistake of mistaking risk, for danger.

It might be someone else who would have a premonition, that concerns us. Let’s not ignore the warnings. It will keep us from stumbling into unpleasant surprises.

Shalom. 🦋