Thursday, March 7, 2013


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 2:30 a.m. 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?


Wrong...dead wrong.


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 2:30 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 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?