Trusting your gut sounds like I’m giving you permission to eat whatever you want whenever you want. That is not close to what I seek to communicate here. Many of you have probably been advised to trust your gut instinct, especially when it comes to taking a test. If you’re anything like me, you look at the True/False or multiple choice questions and over analyze. When I do not “trust my gut”, I most often get the question wrong.
For believers, that “gut” is the Holy Spirit. He is God indwelling you to give you guidance and direction in areas where the Bible does not come out and say “You are supposed to marry Bob” or “You are supposed to stay home and go to technical college”. The Holy Spirit can reveal to you to prevent from making a bad business decision or getting into a long-term relationship with the wrong person. He can also show you when something is wrong when it looks “spiritual”.
To give you a personal example…I was in college and was approached by a friend who sensed demonic oppression. A group of us gathered together at curfew and prayed. One night before we prepared to pray, someone knocked on the door and told him his girlfriend was on the phone. My “gut” (discernment from the Spirit of God) told me that she was the root of his demonic oppression. I found out through another source a few years later that I was right. I did not know her and wanted to ignore that “gut”. I have learned that I cannot ignore the Spirit’s promptings.
I would advise you to pray, study Scripture, seek godly counsel, and walk with God daily. You will build your discernment muscles and become the person God wants you to be.