How to be who god wants you to be

How to be who god wants you to be

How to be who god wants you to be

My husband hopes to draft his little girls into appreciating football. So each week during our family fantasy football draft, he helps the girls and I tweak our teams, making laps around the table to coach our picks. If only life came with a coach like that. Yet, we do! Believers have an even better coach to guide us, in fact.

This is what Isaiah was talking about in the above verse. He reminded Israel the importance of following the one true God, not other gods.

We, too, can tap into the power of the living Word of God and allow it to convict, direct, and encourage our hearts. When we follow God, no matter where we turn or how many times we circle, He steadily guides us to the path He has prepared for us. May we have a fresh assurance today that we are right where God wants us to be.

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“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” Isaiah 30:21 NIV

My husband hopes to draft his little girls into appreciating football. So each week during our family fantasy football draft, he helps the girls and I tweak our teams, making laps around the table to coach our picks. If only life came with a coach like that. Yet, we do! Believers have an even better coach to guide us, in fact.

This is what Isaiah was talking about in the above verse. He reminded Israel the importance of following the one true God, not other gods.

We, too, can tap into the power of the living Word of God and allow it to convict, direct, and encourage our hearts. When we follow God, no matter where we turn or how many times we circle, He steadily guides us to the path He has prepared for us. May we have a fresh assurance today that we are right where God wants us to be.

Photo Credit: Thinkstock/Astarot

How to be who god wants you to be

1. Faithfully Follow God

“He replied, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.’” Luke 11:28

Following God faithfully leads us to peace that transcends all understanding. No matter what we’re up against in this life, God sits above all. He is in control. However, we are tasked to work efficiently with what He’s given us. Society is full of people with different gifts and talents.

  • Don’t obey God with our gifts and talents
  • Hesitate on an opportunity out of fear
  • Delay moving on to stay comfortable

Then we open the door to things like conflict and anxiety.

How to be who god wants you to be

How to be who god wants you to be

How to be who god wants you to be

Jon Bloom

Right in Our Own Eyes

You Don’t Need to Understand Now

Why Do You Want to Go to Heaven?

Secret Allies in the Human Heart

Meaningful Lives in a Purposeful World

Faith Is Forged in Crisis

How to be who god wants you to be

Jon Bloom

Right in Our Own Eyes

You Don’t Need to Understand Now

Why Do You Want to Go to Heaven?

Secret Allies in the Human Heart

Meaningful Lives in a Purposeful World

Faith Is Forged in Crisis

Staff writer, desiringGod.org

God had you specifically in mind when he created you and called you to follow him. You are custom-designed for your calling. But when you face the difficulty of your calling, you may look at others and be tempted to wonder why they don’t seem to bear the same burdens you do. Don’t be discouraged; in John 21, the Apostle Peter faced the same temptation.

“What About this Man?”

After the resurrected Jesus served his sleep-deprived fisherman-disciples a seaside breakfast of miracle fish, he took Peter on a walk down the beach. Jesus wanted to tell Peter a few important things directly before Jesus parted physically from him for the last time in this age. John trailed them, about ten yards behind.

Toward the end of their conversation, Jesus dropped a bombshell on Peter: “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” Then Jesus, as only he could do, peered right into Peter’s soul and said, “Follow me.”

Peter had already been dreading Jesus’s final departure, wondering how this small, fearful band of disciples would survive without him. Peter wondered how he would survive. Now Jesus informed him that he wasn’t going to survive. Peter was going to die for Jesus. Only this time Peter issued no over-confident proclamation like he had during the Passover meal. Now he knew how weak he really was. Left to himself, he was a coward.

But Peter remembered that he would not be left to himself like an orphan; Jesus, though gone, would somehow come to him in the future (John 14:18). Peter believed this. Jesus had never once failed to keep a promise. But how Jesus would come to him at the moment of his execution, Peter could not conceive. He already felt lonely.

And Peter wondered why Jesus hadn’t spoken of other disciples’ deaths. Was he the only one who would have to die? Peter looked around for the others and he saw John, who was walking just where the cool surf gently pushed up and bathed his feet. Peter knew how Jesus loved John, and he wondered if Jesus was going to spare John the cost that he was asking Peter to pay. Gesturing back, Peter asked Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?”

Jesus’s brow furrowed as he watched two gulls quarrel over a dead fish. Then he looked at Peter and responded with his familiar tender firmness, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”

“What Is that to You?”

Jesus calls each one of us to follow him (John 15:16). All of God’s promises are yes to each one of us in Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20). We each get to share in Christ’s inheritance (Colossians 1:12) and as members of Christ’s united body we need each other (Romans 12:5).

But we do not all have the same function (Romans 12:4). Each disciple, each individual member of the body, has a unique role. And each of us must lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him (1 Corinthians 7:17).

The question, “What is that to you?” is one you and I need to ask frequently. How God deals with other people is often of excessive concern to us, especially if their paths don’t seem to be paved with the same pain as ours.

The fallen part of our nature doesn’t look at others and glory in how each of them uniquely bears the imago dei (Genesis 1:27). It doesn’t revel in their distinctive refraction of God’s multifaceted glory. It doesn’t rejoice in the sweet providences God grants to them. It is not grateful for the blessings of their God-given strengths. It does not want to deal gently with their weaknesses (Hebrews 5:2). Full of pride and selfish ambition, our fallen nature uses others to gauge our own significance, how successful and impressive we perceive ourselves to be.

“You Follow Me.”

But there is gospel in Jesus’s words, “What is that to you? You follow me.” Do you hear it? It’s a declaration of liberation. Jesus died to make you “free indeed” (John 8:36), and this includes freedom from the tyranny of sinful comparison and coveting another’s calling.

God had you in mind when he created you (Psalm 139:13–16). He knew just what he was doing. You, your body, your mind, and your circumstances, are not an accident. Yes, he’s aware of your deficiencies, and, yes, he’s calling you to grow in grace (2 Peter 3:18). But God does not expect or intend you to be someone else. Nor does he want you to follow someone else’s path.

Jesus wants you to be you. The faith that Jesus gives you is sufficient for the path he gives you (Romans 12:3). And the grace he gives you to face your trials will be sufficient for you when the need comes (2 Corinthians 12:9).

You are your truest you, not when you are analyzing yourself or measuring yourself against someone else. You are your truest you when your eyes are fixed on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2), when you are following him in faith, and when you are serving others in love with the grace-gifts God has assigned to you (Romans 12:4–8).

So, no matter what today holds, be free from saying in your heart, “Lord what about this man?” For Jesus chose you (John 15:16), promised to supply all that you need (Philippians 4:19), and wants you to simply follow him.

If you humble yourself under his mighty hand, trusting him to redeem all your suffering, “thorns” (2 Corinthians 12:7) and weaknesses, he will exalt you at the time and in the way that will bring him the most glory and you the most joy (1 Peter 5:6).

How to be who god wants you to be

Here are 5 Telltale signs that God wants you to be with someone.

1. Mutual Interest and Mutual Commitment Are That God Wants You to be With Someone

One sign that is crucially important but is so obvious it often gets overlooked is the need for mutual interest from both people. I’ve talked to hundreds of Christian singles who have asked me whether or not God wants them with someone, but they have yet to determine if the other person is interested in them.

Many singles want the security of knowing that a relationship will happen before they open up and reveal their feelings to the person they have feelings for.

God will often reveal His will for this relationship through you expressing your feelings and seeing how the other person responds or vice versa.

When there is mutual interest, mutual commitment, and a mutual willingness to move the relationship forward at a healthy pace, these are strong indications God does want you with this person.

2. When God Wants You with Someone, He Will Make the Relationship Possible in Practical Ways

Relationships are a unique place in life where the spiritual and practical combine and are constantly intermingling. There will be all kinds of spiritual indicators for Christians that God does or does not want them with someone. But God will also speak through the practical as well.

For example, if you really want to be with someone but that person gets a job and moves away and doesn’t seem interested in dating you long-distance, this practical barrier in the relationship is a strong indication God does not want you two together.

On the other hand, when the necessary practical ingredients for the relationship to work are present, this is a good indication God does want you two to progress forward.

Proverbs 16:9 states, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” When we apply this verse to our question at hand, this means we will not only have the desire to be with someone in our hearts, but when God wants us with that person, He will enable us to take the practical steps necessary to make the relationship a reality even if it’s long distance.

3. Biblical Confirmation Will Always Be Present When God Wants You with Someone

The Christian has a great advantage when it comes to relationships that the non-Christian does not have. We do not need to wonder and guess about what God does or does not want for us in life. When we read the Bible, we learn in very specific details how God wants us to live our lives.

It’s easy to get so overwhelmed with all the unknowns about a specific relationship you have questions about that you can begin to lose focus of what you already know.

Most of the time we will not know all that we want to know, but we will always know what we need to know by applying God’s word in our relationship.

The Bible shows us what is essential and most important. So if a relationship would cause you to disobey any part of the Bible, this relationship is clearly not of God. But when this relationship will actually help you obey what God has said in the Bible, this is a sign God does probably want you with this person.

4. Helpful Trials that Build You Up as a Couple Rather Than Tear You Down Are Signs God Wants You Two Together

It is not wise to look at the easiest path and assume that is the way God wants you to go. The road leading to God’s will for your life is often the road that is marked by more trials and tests compared to the easy path forward.

God disciplines those He loves as Hebrews 12:5-6 teaches us. In 1 Peter 4:12-19 we are taught that we should not be surprised by the fiery trials that test us, for as Christians we are called to bring God glory through these hardships. When God is bringing two people together, He will solidify and strengthen their bond not through easy times but through hard times.

Don’t get me wrong, a relationship should be filled with joy, fun, and pleasant seasons as well. But one sign that God truly does want you with someone is when the hard things that happen are used to strengthen your bond with each other rather than weaken it. I’m talking financial troubles, things that are beyond our control, and those disagreements that most couples have… NOT blatant disrespect and infidelity.

5. A Mutual Desire to Sacrifice Time and Energy to Make the Relationship Work Will Be Present When God Is Putting Two People Together

The best things in life take the most time and attention to cultivate and maintain. Never is this principle seen more clearly than when it comes to relationships.

Without hard work and lots of energy spent, a relationship will die. If someone can’t muster up the strength to call you after work, the relationship is just not going to happen. If you just don’t like someone enough to use your weekends to get to know them, this relationship is clearly not meant to be.

When God truly wants you with someone, He will provide you both with the supernatural energy to make the relationship work. If the energy and the desire for sacrifice are not present, this is a sign the relationship is not going to happen.

Are you in a relationship with someone and wondering if God wants you to be with that someone? What concerns do you have?

For the married folks, how did you know God wanted you to be with your spouse?

How to be who god wants you to be

How to be who god wants you to be

My husband hopes to draft his little girls into appreciating football. So each week during our family fantasy football draft, he helps the girls and I tweak our teams, making laps around the table to coach our picks. If only life came with a coach like that. Yet, we do! Believers have an even better coach to guide us, in fact.

This is what Isaiah was talking about in the above verse. He reminded Israel the importance of following the one true God, not other gods.

We, too, can tap into the power of the living Word of God and allow it to convict, direct, and encourage our hearts. When we follow God, no matter where we turn or how many times we circle, He steadily guides us to the path He has prepared for us. May we have a fresh assurance today that we are right where God wants us to be.

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“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” Isaiah 30:21 NIV

My husband hopes to draft his little girls into appreciating football. So each week during our family fantasy football draft, he helps the girls and I tweak our teams, making laps around the table to coach our picks. If only life came with a coach like that. Yet, we do! Believers have an even better coach to guide us, in fact.

This is what Isaiah was talking about in the above verse. He reminded Israel the importance of following the one true God, not other gods.

We, too, can tap into the power of the living Word of God and allow it to convict, direct, and encourage our hearts. When we follow God, no matter where we turn or how many times we circle, He steadily guides us to the path He has prepared for us. May we have a fresh assurance today that we are right where God wants us to be.

Photo Credit: Thinkstock/Astarot

How to be who god wants you to be

1. Faithfully Follow God

“He replied, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.’” Luke 11:28

Following God faithfully leads us to peace that transcends all understanding. No matter what we’re up against in this life, God sits above all. He is in control. However, we are tasked to work efficiently with what He’s given us. Society is full of people with different gifts and talents.

  • Don’t obey God with our gifts and talents
  • Hesitate on an opportunity out of fear
  • Delay moving on to stay comfortable

Then we open the door to things like conflict and anxiety.

In difficult times, or even when going through life’s mundane situations, it is sometimes hard to imagine that God cares for “little me.”

How to be who god wants you to be

God’s thoughts toward us – what the Bible says

God’s own Word, the Bible, shows what an immense care God has for His whole creation, and especially for each one of us people individually. He cares for us, has a plan for us, will not forsake us, and wants us to spend eternity with Him! Here is a selection of verses about God’s thoughts toward us.

God cares for us

“For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.

“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:16-17.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” Romans 8:28-29.

God has a plan for us

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9.

“Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will …” Ephesians 1:4-5.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10.

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:3-4.

“… as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature , having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:3-4.

God will not forsake us

“For the Lord will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance.” Psalm 94:14.

“Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.” Exodus 19:5.

“Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9.

“And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8.

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39.

God is looking forward to spending eternity with us

“For God so loved that world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.

“But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.” Romans 6:22.

“… but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14.

“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:2-3.

“Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:3-4.

Have you ever felt this vague feeling of being lost, or out of place?

Perhaps you have felt that the path you are on may not be headed in the right direction? That you are somehow missing the mark?

I have noticed for most of my life that there seems to be this ever-present, underlying experience with many people that they feel that they should be or perhaps could be, doing something different with their lives.

Perhaps doing something more meaningful?

Perhaps something better than what they’re doing now?

And this often leaves us wondering if what we’re currently doing…is wrong?

I have dealt with this feeling many times throughout my life, leading me to second-guess things like past relationships, jobs and important decisions in other areas of my life.

This past December 28 th was the third year anniversary of my mother’s stroke, which eventually took her life on August 4 th of the following year. After her stroke, her care became my full-time job. I had to give up my job, investing all of my time and efforts in her care and recovery.

I was left to live off my savings, which I was blessed to have — but nevertheless, after caring for her for three months post-stroke, I made the tough decision to place my mother into a nursing home.

I came up with many reasons for doing this, but basically, at the end of day … I wanted my old life back.

A life that was more comfortable and far less challenging.

A life that included less worry and a disposable income.

There was only one problem though. I was sacrificing what I truly believed, caused by an underlying feeling that I should be living a different life; that I deserved better.

When I had initially decided to care for my mother and not put her in a nursing home, I decided I was going to do it, not because it felt great, or because it would make me happy, but because it’s simply what was needed of me. It’s what God was calling me to do.

But in spite of that, even though it didn’t feel right in my heart, I finally did end up putting my mother into a nursing home.

And a week later, I drove back to that same nursing home and I brought her back home … this time, for good.

I realized during that week that I had made the wrong decision, a decision that was based on feelings and emotions – and fear, a decision that was based on an easy way out.

During the week she was in the nursing home, I thought I would experience a renewed sense of freedom, but in fact, I was never more miserable.

I realized that God had put me into the exact place, at the exact time that I needed to be.

And the answer wasn’t to run from that place.

The answer was to give my all to it.

And through God’s help and wisdom, I realized that the time I was spending caring for my mother, was provided to me by God. And when God gives us a moment, a time in our life to make a difference – it is enough.

Without any need for improvement.

Without the need for nights out with friends.

Without the need for a safe, comfy job, with a great title.

Without the pressure of expectations of the world (and the people) around me.

If you ever wonder if where you are in your life is where you are supposed to be, ask yourself: who am I living for? For myself? For others? For God?

There is a great acronym I once heard in a sermon: J.O.Y.

If you want perfect Joy, then set your priorities in this order:

  1. Jesus first
  2. Others Next
  3. Yourself

Remember, the more virtuous response to life is not offering to others only what we feel we are able to give, but instead, breaking past our comfort zones and giving what is needed of us.

I look back on the time I spent caring for my mother, and I realize I was in the exact moment I needed to be. Right where I was needed.

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Choosing a specific career isn’t an easy decision for many people. Sometimes, people go for a job that has nothing to do with the degree they have. Even after graduating from college, people still find themselves at a crossroad. And even after working a couple of jobs already, there are still people who cannot pinpoint the right career for them. Did you ever wonder what career God wants you to have? Maybe God has been pointing you in the right direction, but you’re just not seeing it? Here are important tips to find the right job for you.

Do you have the Kingdom vision?

Many people look for a job because of the money. Let’s face it, everyone needs money to pay expenses. However, staying in a job with money as a motivational factor can only get you so far. This is why many people choose to change careers even if they’re already earning much – they don’t like what they do.

If you’re a Christian, the moment you start job hunting, you’ll immediately be thinking about the Kingdom vision in your job. For instance, becoming a teacher gives you the chance to teach kids about loving and helping people. Becoming a writer allows you to use your words to reach out to many people. Basically, your job must be an avenue where you can do good works.

Money isn’t the objective

As I’ve mentioned earlier, money isn’t good motivation. For one, it’s materialistic in nature. Second, it makes you lose focus of what truly matters. Remember, in Matthew 6:33, the verse said that you must always seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first and all the other things will be given to you. For those who have weak faith, they can’t believe that God will provide for everything they need, which is why they turn to worshiping money to meet their daily needs. Then again, even if you have so much money, but your purpose is lacking, your career won’t matter to you in the end.

You must do what you love

Hearing people say that you must do what you love sounds a bit clichГ© already. However, this statement cannot be any more true. Yes, it is true that we must act according to God’s will, but this doesn’t mean that we should just keep doing things that we think glorifies him.

If it is really God’s will for you, then He will give you the opportunity to do what you truly love. It’s simply because He wants you to find genuine happiness and fulfilment in what you do. God’s will is not selfish. The Lord wants you to be able to do what you love and still work towards His Kingdom. There’s no doubt that the Lord also knows that you will be more productive and effective if you love your job.

Many of you might think that your career or job doesn’t matter as long as you’re a Christian who follows God’s instructions every day. What you might fail to realize is that you have a bigger purpose in life than sitting behind a desk, crunching numbers the whole day, and then going home without a smile on your face. And God wants you to fulfil that purpose. Before you apply for a job, think about the factors above. If you already have a job and you think that it isn’t where your heart is, then maybe it’s time to have a talk with God and ask for guidance.

by Mark Ballenger

How to be who god wants you to be

Here are 5 things that will happen in your life when God truly does want you with someone.

1. Mutual Interest, Mutual Commitment, and Mutual Progression Forward Are Signs God Truly Does Want You with Someone

One sign that is crucially important but is so obvious it often gets overlooked is the need for mutual interest from both people. I’ve talked to hundreds of Christian singles who have asked me whether or not God wants them with someone, but they have yet to determine if the other person is interested in them.

God will rarely reveal anything about your relationship future with someone before you become aware of their feelings for you as well. Many singles want the security of knowing that a relationship will happen before they open up and reveal their feelings to the person they like. But again, God rarely allows this to happen. Instead, God will often reveal his will for this relationship through you expressing your feelings and seeing how the other person responds.

When there is mutual interest, mutual commitment, and a mutual willingness to move the relationship forward at a healthy pace, these are strong indications God does want you with this person.

2. When God Wants You with Someone, He Will Make the Relationship Possible in Practical Ways

Relationships are a unique place in life where the spiritual and practical combine and are constantly intermingling. There will be all kinds of spiritual indicators for Christians that God does or does not want them with someone. But God will also speak through the practical as well.

For example, if you really want to be with someone but that person gets a job and moves away and doesn’t seem interested in dating you long-distance, this practical barrier in the relationship is a strong indication God does not want you two together. On the other hand, when the necessary practical ingredients for the relationship to work are present, this is a good indication God does want you two to progress forward.

Proverbs 16:9 states, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” When we apply this verse to our question at hand, this means we will not only have the desire to be with someone in our hearts, but when God wants us with that person, he will enable us to take the practical steps necessary to make the relationship a reality.

3. Biblical Confirmation Will Always Be Present When God Wants You with Someone

The Christian has a great advantage when it comes to relationships that the non-Christian does not have. We do not need to wonder and guess about what God does or does not want for us in life. When we read the Bible, we learn in very specific details how God wants us to live our lives.

It’s easy to get so overwhelmed with all the unknowns about a specific relationship you have questions about that you can begin to lose focus of what you do know. Sometimes the reason we cannot find answers to our questions is because we are asking God the wrong questions. What questions does God want us to ask him? The questions he has already answered for us in the Bible.

Most of the time we will not know all that we want to know, but we can always know what we need to know. The Bible shows us what is essential and most important. So if a relationship would cause you to disobey any part of the Bible, this relationship is clearly not of God. But when this relationship will actually help you obey what God has said in the Bible, this is a sign God does probably want you with this person.

And a quick side, if you are someone who wants to do a deep study on what the Bible actually says about relationships, I wanted to let you know enrollment for AGW University is now open. Enrollment spots for these biblical relationship training courses and the email coaching with me are limited, so feel free to click here if you would like to learn more about this incredible opportunity which will end in just one week on 11/24/2019 at 11:59pm EST.

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4. Helpful Trials that Build You Up as a Couple Rather Than Tear You Down Are Signs God Wants You Two Together

It is not wise to look at the easiest path and assume that is the way God wants you to go. The road leading to God’s will for your life is often the road that is marked by more trials and tests compared to the easy path forward.

God disciplines those he loves as Hebrews 12:5-6 teaches us. In 1 Peter 4:12-19 we are taught that we should not be surprised by the fiery trials that test us, for as Christians we are called to bring God glory through these hardships. When God is bringing two people together, he will solidify and strengthen their bond not through easy times but through hard times.

Don’t get me wrong, a relationship should be filled with joy, fun, and pleasant seasons as well. But one sign that God truly does want you with someone is when the hard things that happen are used to strengthen your bond with each other rather than weaken it.

5. A Mutual Desire to Sacrifice Time and Energy to Make the Relationship Work Will Be Present When God Is Putting Two People Together

The best things in life take the most time and attention to cultivate and maintain. Never is this principle seen more clearly than when it comes to relationships.

Without hard work and lots of energy spent, a relationship will die. If someone can’t muster up the strength to call you after work, the relationship is just not going to happen. If you just don’t like someone enough to use your weekends to get to know them, this relationship is clearly not meant to be.

God will not make a relationship happen by allowing you to bypass all the hard work but still magically allow the relationship to thrive somehow. No, when God truly wants you with someone, he will provide you both with the supernatural energy to make the relationship work. If the energy and the desire for sacrifice are not present, this is a sign the relationship is not going to happen.

CTA: As I mentioned, I’m currently offering an amazing opportunity for Christians singles looking for deep, biblical relationship training to help them prepare for a godly relationship. These courses will help you prepare your heart and heal from past wounds, along with giving you the biblical knowledge to succeed in a future relationship. AGW University will not provide you with a magic formula to make everything easier in dating. Rather, these courses and the email coaching with me will help train and equip you so you know how to handle the barriers that will try to block you from receiving God’s blessing on your relationship future. As one of my recent AGW students said:

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For those who enroll before Sunday, November 24 th at 11:59pm (EST.), I’m also offering some really valuable bonuses as well. For more information, click here!