My priest often says “continue to cooperate with God’s grace” at the end of confession.
I understand basically what that means; however, when I think of how that applies to my life I often get confused. Then couple that with the sentiment of “put your trust in God” I can really start reeling.
I have complete trust in God, it is myself that I have doubts about.
The thought that there are some graces that I may not cooperate with can be a pretty scary thought. I suppose that is what people mean by getting in your own way.
Is there any tips or good things to read on this?
I don’t mean the obvious things… I mean I know God would not prompt me to steal, kill, commit adultery, ect… What about when someone has these “ideas”, “thoughts”, “internal promptings” that are not sinful… and not going to get you into trouble. Are there ways to know if these are of your own “ideas” or if they would be promptings from God?
If they are my own fat ideas - even if they are not sinful they may send me on a wild goose chase or cause heartache as I try to force things that are not meant to m
any thoughts or suggestions?