4 things you should do when God seems silent
Are you wondering, “God where are you?” Does it seem like He is loudly absent?
Are you publicly convinced that God is in control of everyone’s life but privately wondering if you might be the exception?
Last Saturday our family visited Saddleback Church and heard Rick Warren kick off a new series. As he often does, Rick tag-teamed his teaching and this weekend he tag-teamed his teaching with Buddy Owens.
Buddy shared the story of having his music career unexpectantly end after 20 years. He was devastated and had no idea what was next. During the middle of his devastation a Godly man approached Buddy and said, “When God closes a door he always opens another. But waiting in the hall can feel like hell.”
Can you relate?
4 Things you should do when God seems silent:
1) Be still.
Don’t overreact. Actively pursue Him. Share your struggle with others who are actively pursuing Him. But resist the urge to be reactionary.
2) Re-visit your S.H.A.P.E (spiritual gifts , heart, abilities, personality, experiences) and focus on your preferred future.
One simple question can you help you discover your preferred future. Click HERE for that question. Your S.H.A.P.E. and your passion will help you decide “who” you want to become which far more important that what you want to “do”. It will also make the things you shouldn’t do more clear.
3) Find people who are the kind of person you want to become. Seek their counsel.
4) Move forward with determination and confidence knowing God controls your future!