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#8 Power of Discernment

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To be able to discern means you have to be willing to translate what you have experienced through the Holy Ghost.

Everyone puts a definition on what they experience from the time they are born. Except for special and rare medical conditions we all have things that register input and we are able to create a meaning for them.

We tend to naturally store some input wrongly such as if a young child is snapped at by a dog they may decide all dogs are vicious and will hurt you. As we grow we are taught interpretations of the various symbols in the world with writing or protocol. They may or may not be in tune with Heavenly Father's opinions and if we wish to be led by the Holy Ghost, his opinion is the one that matters.

In some things that is not a big deal such as using an 8 oz glass for 4 oz of water, but in other things such as modesty of dress it can be very significant and have a bearing on whether we are in line with his will or not.

Often we need to hear what people mean rather than what they say and that takes effort and listening and patience.