6th sense or Divine Guidance
Have you ever heard that little voice tell you "no, don't do it" or that feeling of dread - that you should not be doing something or going to a specific place. Some people call it a 6th sense and others call it a Divine Guidance but no matter what you call it - that little voice or that feeling is something you should listen to and not brush off.
I was listening to Joel Osteen on one of my drives from Arkansas back to NW Oklahoma to see family and he was talking about this very scenario. I do believe if we allow ourselves to be quiet and open to some guidance it is there for us. Whether it be walking out to our vehicle alone at the mall, or going to a party or even where we are parking.
Last night, I went to a restaurant and was using my Google Maps on my phone - of course they had parking on the street right out in front but had passed those when I saw the entrance to the restaurant. There was also a parking lot on the side of the building and a bench (used for bus) on the sidewalk on which I noticed a couple of people sitting. I pulled into the parking lot but immediately had an uneasy feeling about parking in this lot and originally thought it was because the spaces were designated for businesses that were already closed. None the less, as I sat there evaluating the situation, one of the guys from the bench started walking towards my car and wanted me to roll down my window. I waved him on and told him "no that he needed to move on", which they did. However, I still had an uneasy feeling about walking out to my vehicle by myself after dark. Therefore, I went ahead and left the parking lot, went around the block and parked on the street in front of the restaurant. Thus, I had a pleasant evening without any further incidence. But, had I not listened to that little inner voice my evening might have turned out much different.
Yes, I carry my Pepper Spray on my key ring but it is much better to avoid that situation to begin with and not be put in a situation to have to defend myself.
So, my advice is to listen to that inner voice or that nagging feeling you are having! Remember hearing of all those stories of people who were supposed to be at the Towers when they were struck but that they did not go or were running late for one reason or another. Maybe a little Divine Intervention or Guidance was involved that day for those people. No matter what you want to call it - LISTEN TO IT!!!