Everybody has their own "spidey sense", for a fun way to refer to it.
Just last week the hubster found my dream truck online. And it was the awesome-st of deals! We are totally NOT in the market for a truck right now. But hubster was so excited to get me the truck of my dreams! So, I started talking to the person and it just didn't seem right. Hubster told me not to give up. I kept messaging and Bam, there it was . . a scam!
Spidey sense works with people too. It's harder with people. You have so many emotions and thought and feelings inside you; it's easy to buy the spidey sense within. But when you keep telling yourself that it's ok; when you keep making excuses for the other person; when you keep telling yourself that maybe you just aren't understanding enough . . . well, it's not good.
If a friendship is good; if someone truly cares; if someone actually wants you to care as well; if there is mutual respect, well then you won't need to keep reminding yourself of the things mentioned above.
Tonight I am thankful for God given "spidey sense". No, I know that is not a biblical term :) But, it is a God given thing to help when our own understanding just isn't where it should be. And tonight I'm thankful for it.