I Was Listening This Time!
This time, when God spoke to me about my job, I was listening.
This is something different for me.
It didn’t take a shocking dismissal, and a boot to my rear, to understand what God wanted for me this time.
In 2013 when I was fired from my job, it was God firmly placing his boot on my rear and moving me swiftly out the door. I like this new approach much better.
I’m still a bit in shock at the speed this new opportunity arrived, but I’m not shocked that I was ready to hear him telling me what to do.
Why? This time I was praying.
I was in conversation with God about his plans for me. I had heeded my own words of encouragement. I had been listening for his words.
He spoke to me. He directed me to this opportunity.
I’m thankful my relationship with God is a bit more conversational now than it has been in the past. I can’t say I listen to him as intently as I’d like, but improvement is certainly happening. It’s a day-to-day, week-to-week, kind of growth.
The closer relationship I have with God is evident to me through my prayer life. It is a more frequent conversation I’m having with him.
I had been talking with him for a few weeks about my income. The discussion was mostly along the lines of me asking for a big breakthrough with the voice acting I’ve been doing. Something was right around the corner. I could feel it. I also felt my writing was about to provide fruit through the freelance jobs I had been seeking. But he had a different plan.
Isn’t that like him? We ask for something, thinking about how it will come about, and he answers it in a different manner.
That’s what I get for listening.
And I’m grateful for it.
A CHALLENGE FROM ME TO YOU
Do you want to learn more about listening to God? Do you want to have a better, more frequent, conversation with him?
Starting September 1, 2016, I’ll be leading a group through an online reading/discussion/study of Mark Batterson’s book “Draw The Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge”. This 40 day study is based on Mark’s incredible book, “The Circle Maker”.
I previously led this study during Lent in 2015. It was transforming for many people, including me. The group is forming on Facebook. This is your invite to join us. Here’s a link to the group: 40 Day Prayer Challenge Facebook Group
If you have ANY questions about it, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email, phone, Facebook Messenger, etc.
I’m excited to begin!