Why You May Be Struggling To Hear God & How To Push Through It

“Why can’t I hear God?”. I asked myself this question everyday for three months. When I prayed, I heard nothing. When I worshiped, I felt nothing . I constantly wondered how long this would last and if I’d ever feel God’s presence and hear God clearly again. Before I go on, I want to elaborate on what “hearing” God means. I’m not talking audibly hearing his voice. For me, hearing God means having a thought pop into my head that isn’t my own OR having a strong impression to take a very specific action. Everyone hears God differently, so keep in mind what that looks like for you. If you’re experiencing this right now, I want to encourage you. I know it’s frustrating and devastating, but it’s not forever. This is something that can and will change as long as you don’t give up. I won’t pretend to know all the complexities of God’s ways or your situation,

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Where is Your Hope? Is it Strong Enough to Secure You?

The source of your hope determines your peace and stability. For 10 years I battled depression ( I was a Christian for four of those years), and for 3 years I struggled with anxiety. I know what it is to feel hopeless, to have your thoughts run rampant, and feel like you’ve lost all control. By the grace of God that is no longer my reality, but if it’s your reality then I want you to know there is hope. In my teens and early twenties I put my hope in two main things: my achievements and my relationship status. As long as I was excelling in school or at work and had a man by my side, I was happy. But when I found my self heart-broken, unemployed, and moving back home with $200 to my name…I spiraled. At the time I didn’t know how I got there, but hindsight is 20/20. I hit rock bottom;

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Faith Under Fire: Why Our Faith Must Be Tested

“A faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted “ - When faced with a situation that tests your faith in God, how do you respond? Many times, our initial prayer is for God to deliver us from the situation. We may even beg Him for it. But I’ve learned that God doesn’t deliver us from a test because the purpose of the test is actually to deliver us. It can be difficult to understand why a good and perfect God allows us to go through trying situations. The reason is simple: sanctification. God is transforming us into the image of His son, Jesus Christ.. We are tested for our good; for the development of our faith. Testing is not something we should despise because it’s a chance to show the genuineness of our faith and glorify our Lord…

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According to Your Faith, Let it Be Done. Growing From Limited Faith to Limitless Faith

“God isn’t checking for your bank account he’s checking your faith.”

I saw this on an IG post and it’s been resonating in my spirit ever since. When God calls us to do something bigger than ourselves He's not looking at our finances, ability, social status, etc.. He's looking at our faith. It challenged me to evaluate my own lack of faith in certain areas of my life. How many times do I pray or ask for things according to my ability instead of God’s? How often do I believe something is impossible simply because I don’t have the money or the resources to make it happen? These are the questions I began to ask myself, and here’s the conclusion I came to…

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Choosing What is Better - Worship over Work

“There’s a lot to do, but there’s only one to serve.”

That statement struck me at my core. In a culture that values busy and embraces distractions, it’s a fight to focus on what really matters.  For me, there aren’t enough hours in the day to do all of things I want, so I’m forced to choose. Something will have to be postponed until tomorrow, finished at a later time, or forgotten about altogether. In the past, that thing that I often put off, was my alone time with God.  I said I desired Him, but my actions said different. This is the struggle - worship over work. Learning how to choose Jesus over our to-do lists, and make time for Him no matter what.

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The Purpose of Your Wilderness Season

A wilderness season is a make or break kind of season. Its purpose is to free you from sin and bondage so you can be transformed into the person God has called you to be.  Going into the wilderness or dessert is rough and it may seem worse than the place you left. You’ll be tempted to go back to your past, not because it’s good, but because it’s familiar. This is a new place with new challenges, and you may not know how to handle them.  It will be tough, nut if you want to progress in God’s plan for your life, it’s necessary. A wilderness is defined as an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region. Do any of these things

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How the Enemy Distracts Us & How You Can Overcome It

If the enemy can’t destroy you he will distract you. His goal is simple, He comes to steal, kill and destroy.  You see, our adversary is predictable and uses the same old tricks time and time again. It is up to us to stay alert and seek God’s wisdom so that we won't fall prey to the enemy. As defined by dictionary.com, to Distract can mean: to draw away or divert, as the mind or attention, to disturb or trouble greatly in mind; beset, to provide a pleasant diversion for; amuse; entertain, to separate or divide by dissension or strife. Distractions typically comes when you have a breakthrough or decide…

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How to Change the Narrative of Your Life

It doesn’t matter what people say about you or to you, what matters is what you believe.  A lie has no power unless people believe it, and a narrative grows in power when people repeat it. Everyday we are in a battle, one that starts in our minds and manifests through our words. Thousands of negative thoughts are planted in us by media, our loved ones, our spiritual adversary (the devil) and even our selves. Eventually we accept the lies that we aren’t worthy, loved, or good enough. We frequently profess what we can’t do, what will never happen, and what is impossible. Our beliefs shape our words, and our words define our actions. Our words also solidify what we believe.

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