I’m feeling like I jumped in over my head with the 31 Day Writing Challenge. I’m also itching to get back to the work I was doing before I decided to take up this challenge, which for this week is upholstery. So today’s post is a blog blurt.
The hunch I want to focus on is the steady hunch. The steady hunch is one that when I let it go by, it comes back around. It persists, even when I ignore it. It gives me more than one chance to respond. These are my favorite hunches. These are the hunches that come to when you get quiet, after yoga, during church, and then they circle back around if didn’t catch on the first time.
Maybe this re-circling just applies to me, because I’m especially cautious. I’ve let things go by, and thought, “I wish I would have followed my gut on that one.” But there are plenty of times when I’ve thought, “I’m so glad I didn’t jump in too. I was so close.” It can be a tricky thing to discern what we say yes to and what we let go, so I’ve decided to be an observer of my hunches.
I have a feeling I tend to favor hunches that suggest I add things to my life, rather than taking things out. I choose busy over rest. More over less. This might be a cultural bias.
I also have personality bias. I favor hunches that benefit my kids over myself. Hunches that require no social or relational risk are much easier to follow than ones that suggest reaching out to someone, especially a new friend or acquaintance. How do I respond to hunches that involve others further outside my family, my small world? I’m not sure yet. I hope I follow those as well.
The steady hunch that’s suggesting you risk more than you normally would. That’s taking you a few steps farther toward a goal you’ve been pursuing is the hunch I’m wanting to zero in on.