This past month I've had the privilege of going on several job interviews. I've turned a few down and worried about some others. Each job comes with its own unique set of red flags. (hours, pay, location, other duties as assigned, etc.) After I go through the interview, I come home and review what I liked and didn't like and what little alerts went off in my head as I answered the interviewer's questions.
Do you get those red flags when you're writing too? I do. I start a story and pretty quick I know it's not going anywhere--there's no meat to it. Or I might find that I need to switch the whole theme. In that case, my red flag alerts me to change it in a way that hopefully improves it.
I believe God gives us those red flags in our lives so we can do the best with what we have whether it's writing or parenting or taking on a new career.
Call it a flag, or a premonition or a tiny voice inside, but I believe when God speaks to us about the issues in our life --we need to listen.
I've been trying to pay attention to the red flags in my life--trying to stay alert and go the direction I should be. It isn't always easy but I believe it's the best guidance I have.
Are there any red flags in your life right now? How are you listening?