Opening myself up to receive God’s word was something I never thought I’d do. As a non-believer for most of my life, I never dreamed my path would lead to God. Like any transformation, it was messy, painful, confusing, and bewildering.
In hindsight, I took three distinct actions to receive God’s word.
First, I opened myself up completely to the possibility that there actually is a God. This was a HUGE first step for me. Keep in mind, up until a few years ago, I was adamant God couldn’t possibly exist. As a very grounded, scientific, fact-based woman, the thought of something existing that cannot be seen nor heard was out of the question. What I didn’t realize at the time was the distinct fact that God isn’t seen or heard because he is felt.
The next step I took was to drown myself in prayer. When I say drown myself, I literally mean it consumed my life at times. Being in a place of turmoil and confusion can make you want answers and help badly. Bad enough to pray many times a day, not only for myself, but for the well-being of others.
The final change I made was to hone in on my intuition and sense of awareness. Slowly, I began to see repetitive signs and messages. A repetition that feels far from coincidence thus nudging me in the direction God wanted me to go. These messages and signs ALWAYS came at the most opportune time and almost ALWAYS came with an internal knowing.
For example, I was struggling to master money management and knew it needed to be addressed. Although the book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki had been published 20 years earlier, I had never seen nor heard of it. On one particular day, I saw the title and reference to the book three times. I took heed, bought the book and it transformed my mindset about money, spending and investing.
Another example is when I was feeling overwhelmed with stress and anxiety in the month following God showing me a burdensome vision. My physical therapist recommended the book Burnout by Emily Nagosaki, not knowing of my inner turmoil. I bought the book on tape and began listening that day. I knew immediately it was meant to guide me and was sent from God.
I could go on and on with examples of how opening my awareness allowed for God to flood me with messages, but I won’t. Just know that the help I needed has ALWAYS been made available to me at the exact moment I needed it.
Ultimately, opening myself up to receive God’s word led to an internal peace I’d never experienced before and to an unwavering faith I never thought possible to feel.
As a single mom for the past 11 years, I’d morphed into being fiercely independent, resilient, and self-sufficient, all traits necessary for survival in the modern world. So, for me to let go and be earnestly filled with faith was initially challenging to say the least.
The more I mastered discernment, the keener I was at receiving God’s messages. As a result, the more my faith was strengthened.
You may or may not believe there is a God, that is for you to decide. I feel it has become my purpose and my calling in life to show others the steps I have taken to decide definitively that God does exist, however.
Only YOU can make the decision for yourself. If you’re open minded, I suggest taking the steps I took, without skepticism, and see how it works out for you.
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