OK. I am going to go out on a limb here and start a new thread. I have been Christian for some time and an Empath for much longer. In comparison I am an infant to The Way. Since being reborn I have been trying to establish new precedences that would be more pleasing to God through Christ-likeness. In any case, there are a few things I have been struggling with that I hope you all could help shed some light on. One aspect ofthis new life path is of gaining a new understanding on how I should best relate with, channel, and connect with another's energy. I believe the Apostle Paul referred to his phenomonon as the discernment of spirits (will have to get back to you on the verse passage). With this empathic skill, I struggle in how far to go with it while keeping a Christian approach. When reading someone from a distance I someimes tend to try to communicate a message (usually translated as a strong feeling rather than actual thoughts - as is common among Empaths). Is this acceptable as a Christian or considered sorcery? What if I feel God-driven to do so? Could the answer be in the motivation behind this action?
Also, how do you all handle it if someone is mad at you? You know what I mean. If it is someone close like a spouse then it cuts deeper to the soul than non-empaths. I want to shield myself but often let a bunch in to get a "feel" on what is going on with my wife. Would it be un-Chistian like if I shielded her completeley? When God gives me a gift I suppose He expects me to use it, but d o I have to use use it all he time? Where is the balance with this sensory stuff when it hurts to keep it active all thetime. Though if I do ignore it long enough, some how God seems to step in anyway and give me the cosmic backhand. It looks like I have to use this empath stuff whether I want t o or not, I just would like o use it in a way that pleases God through a Christlike fashion. What do you all think? Any suggestions? Are you trying to find the balance too?
updated by @soothsayer4: 07/03/17 04:47:55AM