40 - Discernment
Having insight and an "inner" understanding of situations and even relationships is important. It is a type of wisdom or perception to see what is not typically evident, such as a sense regarding something, yet with a degree of accuracy. You are able to grasp or comprehend something that appears obscure. Take notice and regard the answer or inclination you perceive to have credibility. Make sure in advance that you are aligned with your belief system. As taught in Elevate Your Mind to Success, your mind must be preprogrammed with the values you believe in and live by. When you have a clear and deep understanding of the moral standards you uphold, you can trust in your sense of discernment. For the most secure and accurate insight, pray for clear and undeniable discernment.
Benefits of Discernment:
- Peace of mind. As you reach a pinnacle of discernment, you should have peace of mind knowing a determination is secure. There is no wavering or decision-making to ponder as critical thinking has already occurred, and an evaluation has been made. You will feel the tranquility as your mind is already programmed to process information aligned with your values and moral standards. Be calm as you trust your instincts, senses, insight, and perception. Believe in yourself and enjoy peace of mind.
- Clarity. With discernment comes clarity. You are able to decipher the "rightest right" solution or choice. You are beyond maybe or potentially and have the ability to see through the issue or event. There is transparency as all hesitancies or distractions have been removed, and the obvious choice is apparent.
- Confidence. As you are aligned with your values and have your mind programmed as such, you are confident in your decisions. There is clarity, and you know the truth. Decisions and choices are made with confidence as it becomes clear there is only one direction in which to go—the right way. There may be many pathways to get there, but the direction is clear. You will have great faith in yourself and your ability to choose, decipher and discern.
- Obedience. It is your responsibility to seek goodness and value. What is your impact on this world? Make it a goal to leave this world a better place than when you entered it. Be obedient as a person and add value and purpose to mankind. Be obedient to your values and align each decision with them. Be accountable for making discerning discoveries, insights, and choices. Take responsibility to actively participate in helping others and let your ability to discern be a part of the process.
- Decision-making. Discernment is the ability to use insight or inner senses to perceive certain things accurately. It is a quality used in making good sound decisions. Using discernment, trustworthy decisions are made with peaceful confidence.
- Understanding. The process of discerning may take time to mentally gather all vital information regarding an issue. Yet once it has all been processed, discernment brings about an understanding of completion. Based on values and a series of insights, an idea has been formulated that brings clarity and understanding to a situation.
- Righteousness. Discernment involves faithfulness to a high moral standard of values. You will always have respect for yourself as you live according to these values. Righteous decisions are the result of a discerning spirit.
“Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It’s knowing the difference between right and almost right.” C. H. Spurgeon
“We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.”
“It is more necessary than ever before to ensure that discernment and the development of a critical mind guide our take on the world and inform our relationship to the media and information.”
“The man who thinks he can know the Word of God by mere intellectual study is greatly deceived. Spiritual truth is spiritually discerned.”
“The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.”
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