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Wondering

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Challenges Women Face

August 16, 2016

Dear Julie:

I am a young woman who is currently single. I guess you can say that I am a baby Christian and still trying to learn God. I talk to God daily and ask him questions, about my single life, career goals, purpose and etc. But I can never hear back from him or maybe he is talking to me but I don’t realize it. What are some of the ways that I can interpret Gods voice from my own?

Also, as a single person, I find myself being content some days and discontent the other. I prayed and ask God if he has someone for me and if so, if he could show me that person so that I can at least know who he is. Or if he has someone even at all? If you could help me it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much and God bless you! –Wondering
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Dear Wondering:

I’m so glad you wrote. I love talking to people, especially baby Christians, about God. You are starting in on a great adventure that will last the rest of your life. God has been my guide for 40 years now and I can attest to his faithfulness.

So the question is how does he communicate? As you have probably heard, he doesn’t generally talk in an audible voice. It’s more of an impression on the soul, the still small voice that whispers across your heart. Or it could be he will use his Word– some Bible verse will be “just what I needed.” Or he could use the wisdom of an older Christian, someone who has walked with God longer than you have, someone who has experienced what you are currently going through. I try to sit for 10 minutes every day with a notebook on my lap and record the impressions I get from God. Not MY thoughts, but rather His thoughts, like a Bible verse will come to mind, or an impression to pray for someone.

You also ask about waiting on God to reveal who he has in mind for you. And you wonder about how you can be content on some days and not content on others as you wait for the right man to come along. There’s a Bible verse that comes to mind. “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (I Timothy 6:6) meaning that a godly person (that would be a Christian, one who walks with God) is benefited by being content. You know why? Because someone who knows God doesn’t have to worry. They know that he loves them so much he’ll do whatever is best for them. So they can rest. They can walk by faith, not by sight. They can trust. So don’t worry about who, what, when, where, etc. God will send the right man at the right time, and when he comes, you will know it. So enjoy the ride and let Jesus take the wheel.

God bless, Julie

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