Hearing God and His Calling by Sonya

 

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God is really working on me to choose wisely the choices I make each day! He wants me to make Kingdom decisions and take steps that will impact the Kingdom, instead of just letting life take me where I want to go. I’m trying to really understand where God wants me to be and what my calling is. God has called each one of us to something and figuring it out can be difficult if we can’t hear His voice or understand His will. Distractions of this world can definitely play a role in not understanding what God has called us to do.

I have learned to listen, be quiet, and truly unplug from the distractions of this world in order to understand God’s will. As I draw closer to God by reading His word and praying, He then reveals His will in my life piece by piece. As women we have a hundred things going on and we find it hard to unplug from life. For me, I have had to write down all the things I need to do, or thoughts in my mind that keep me from hearing from God. Then I rip that paper apart to remind me to forget about all my to-do lists so that I can fully unplug. It truly is in those moments where you get the distractions out of your mind and put your focus on Him.

Another way to hear God is the atmosphere you’re in. Finding that place where you feel closest to God. For me the outdoors is where I can truly listen from God and get lost in His creation. It is in those places where I feel surrounded by His presence and can listen to God’s voice and what God is calling me to be in the midst of the chaos of this world.

I also have figured out my calling by what occupies my mind and makes my heart stir. Sometimes what wakes me up at night is exactly what God is calling me to do no matter how impossible it seems. It is those passions we have in life that get us excited! Let that energy and passion shine through you to do the will of God and act on the calling He has stirred in your heart. Don’t waste time, but act today on what God is calling you to do and see how His kingdom comes and His will be done on this earth!

 

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