Definition of COMPUNCTION
anxiety arising from awareness of guilt <compunctions of conscience>
distress of mind over an anticipated action or result
: a twinge of misgiving
It was about I had been tossing and turning for awhile. Since I couldn't sleep, I began talking to the Lord. I asked, at one point, if He had anything to say to me. Maybe that is why I was having trouble sleeping...the Lord was trying to get my attention. It couldn't hurt, right?
Now, I don't know about you, but there are words I understand the meaning of but rarely if ever use because they are simply not my everyday language. I like to use simple speech; I have never been impressed by those who hurl their education around using large language. I prefer simple speech; that way, no matter who I am speaking with, they can easily understand.
Having said that, "compunction" was not a word I have ever used. To be completely honest, I would have to admit that I didn't know this word at all until around this morning.
I have been experiencing little peace lately.
I have had a lot of trouble sleeping lately.
The Lord told me I had "compunction." Shocked and disturbed, I asked Him to bring this to my attention when I awoke this morning so I could look it up in the dictionary. If compunction was actually a word, then I would know this was in fact from the Lord.
Yes, it is a word.
And yes, I am convicted.
My dictionary read this: Compunction: stabbing of conscience; slight regret. (the above definition was from the internet).
Oh yes, my conscience is indeed being stabbed.
I know the Lord has given me this for my own good; my health. I have been losing my peace and allowing myself to be agitated over and over again without even trying to protect myself.
I know better.
I am so thankful that He has intervened in my life. He is always there for me and I should have called on Him earlier.
My focus has been wrong of late.
I need to return to focusing on Him...you know, the important things...
and leave the worldly stuff in His capable hands...
Oh, I forgot to add....He added that I must walk in the Spirit and I had ceased to do so.
Now there is good advice to begin anyone's day! Agreed?