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Are you wrong about your calling?

You think your calling is to do something, to be someone great (even if it is only great to one person). To change the world, or at least your corner of it. You think your calling is to a particular state in life, or to a particular job, to a particular place, or to spend your life with and for particular people. You spend time and energy worrying and wondering if you can or will ever measure up to this mysterious calling everyone says you have. It keeps you up at night, trying to figure out what it could be, or worrying about how good (or “bad”) of a job you are doing at living it.

I want to affirm you.

Your heart is good and you are absolutely doing your best.

You yearn for all that because you ARE made to do all those things. Your dreams are beautiful, holy even. But, there is a calling that 95% of the best intentioned people miss first, the calling that gives shape and form and purpose and clarity, and possibility to anything and everything else that might come afterward.

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Discernment, Personal Growth, Self Care

What does God want from You in your Single Season?

Did you know that your single season is the most important season of your life? That how you live it has the potential to set you up for a future of hope, clarity, authenticity, courage, and excellence, or frustration, confusion, difficulty, depression, and hardship in every other season thereafter? Most singles seem to think that God’s primary plan for their current season involves figuring out their relationship status as quickly as possible, but this couldn’t be any more distracting from the truth. If you are spending your single season worrying about when, how, or if it will end, you are missing out on one of the most incredibly valuable sources of untapped potential in human existence.

Think I’m exaggerating??

Guess you’ll have to find out….

Endurance, Personal Growth, Prioritizing your life, Spiritual Fitness

How to Get Motivated – The 5 Second Rule for Living your CALLING!

Wondering how to get motivated for the little mundane things you know you should do but they just don’t seem exciting enough to always move us for their own sakes… ie. Saying your prayers, getting out of bed, working out, having that conversation, kindness when you are irritated, forgiveness when it hurts, keeping up with whatever duties we have in our particular season (think housework, studies, or an actual job), etc?

If you are struggling with letting “I don’t feel like it right now” control your day. If procrastination or excuses have you trapped in a vicious cycle that leaves you angry, depressed, or frustrated, devastating your belief in yourself or encouraging you to play the victim card: “This is just too hard for me“, “I’m not cut out for this“, “I’ll never succeed“, “I’ll always be a failure“. “I can’t“. Then I wrote this article for you.

It is a simple, research based strategy to help pull yourself out of the lethargy, but from a new place of strength…

Fasting, Personal Growth

11 Dangerous Lies of the Enemy that attack the Faithful Soul

The Topic of Spiritual Warfare seems to barraging my circles recently. The Lies of the Enemy are real and they are messing with our hearts, our psyches, and threatening to take away our peace. Why is it that when people make the choice to grow closer to God or commit to do His work, things start to get painful?

On one hand, it seems counter intuitive. Aren’t things supposed to get better for us when we get closer to God?  (Why else are we pursuing Him then?)

And on the other hand, it makes perfect sense, because our ultimate enemy’s sole purpose to keep us from achieving our goal, without us even knowing it.

But that just means, the closer we get to God, and the more determined we are to follow His plan alone, the more cunning the enemy has to get… 

Discernment

Will Following God’s Will Make you Happy?

joyHave you ever been simply too scared to seriously consider following God’s will in your life? Thought maybe you’d be happier if you just made your own plan and followed that?

Is there truly a “plan” for your existence? Or, the even bigger question, does that Plan actually take YOU into consideration?

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