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Not the Way I Saw It Going in My Head: On Second-Guessing Decisions

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So often I tend to think, “If I’m trusting God, leaning not on my own understanding, praying for wisdom, and all that excellent jazz—somehow, I will be shielded from failure." And of course, there’s some truth in there. But in that situation, I had to admit that like the Israelites rushing into battle with the Ark of the Covenant (1 Samuel 4), I was using God as a protective layer, a guarantee.
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3 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Stepping Out in Ministry

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Leaning into my fear and embracing the adrenaline coursing through my veins, I answered the Lord and said, "Yes, I'll go to China." I was 19-years-old and in my second year of college when I sensed God calling me to be a missionary. Young and naive, I had no idea what was happening when I heard “Go to China” on repeat in my head for a week, on my way to and from class, while eating meals in the dining common and when trying to fall asleep at night.

What If I Can’t Feel the Holy Spirit?

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May told me about her friend who could hear God audibly speak to her. This friend had encouraged her, telling her that if she desires it enough, if she prays hard enough, she would hear God speak too. But still, she couldn’t.

When You Don't Hear From God

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There wasn’t a clear, booming, “Yes, go ahead with this plan”, or “Yes, this is the will I have for you” from God when I packed my bags and said goodbye to family and friends for a job overseas.

What My Failed Blind Date Taught Me About God

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I could feel my heart pulsing. Any sense of calm I’d been harboring fled like an outgoing tide. In the Pacific Northwest, I experienced a similar feeling looking over the edge of a cliff hundreds of feet above the wild Pacific Ocean. This time the cause was even more intimidating—I was on a blind date.
The Key to Hearing God's Voice

How I Discovered the Key to Hearing God's Voice

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“God told me to…” All my life as a Christian, I’ve heard people around me use those words. People I looked up to would recount testimonies of how God had dramatically changed the course of their lives through an audible voice.