(Closed) For Christian Bees…

posted 5 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sometimes it really is hard to tell. I think a calling is when you know you were put in a certain position at the right term for a certain reason, usually benefiting others. A calling sort of gives purpose to your life in a way.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kris325:  When you’re unsure, pray. Pray to God and ask Him to give you clear signs and to remove any and all distractions in order for you to recognize those signs. Ask Him to present opportunities to move forward in His will to do whatever it is He wants you to do. Ask for His will to be done in all things, nothing more and nothing less. He will guide your path. You will know because things will fall into place AND when God wants you to do something, you will have this nagging feeling – whatever it is will not leave your mind or your heart. 

 

Then just trust Him.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kris325:  As TaurianDoll said, pray!  Pray for wisdom, discernment and direction and have some quiet time of listening, too.  He will open the doors for you. 

I have found for myself that something I am called to do often overlaps with something that I want to do, as long as I examine it carefully and prayerfully and have that desire for the right reasons.  For example, the small group that my fiance and I had had been a part of for years disbanded, leaving us without a small group.  In and around this same time, there have been a number of young couples getting married or engaged in our church and our church is a little lacking in a support system for these couples.  While it was unfortunate that our original group disbanded, the idea of my fiance and I starting a new group for these young couples (after the wedding) really excited us and our time was now freed up by us not having our old small group anymore.  We would also be the only ones who have bought our own house and have the space to host a group comfortably.  We are still in the process of praying through this desire to make sure our desires and God’s call on our lives are in sync, but we have been encouraged by the doors that have been opening for us so far.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@TaurianDoll:  +1.

 

I second prayer. It really helps me get a clear vision of if I’m doing something for my own sake, or doing it for God.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@TaurianDoll:  +1

It is hard to tell sometimes but I trust that God will ease my mind if it’s what He wants me to do. If I have any doubt then I believe that it’s what I want and not Him. And always pray, He will answer you.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes to prayer!

 

 
Mark 16:15

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

1 Corinthians 10:31

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

 

Do you think by your decision you can glorify God and be an good example to others?  If so, then trust in Him and He will provide and take care of you.  I thought long and hard about marrying my Fiance because he didn’t believe.  We even broke up over it a few years ago.  Then I came across a verse where it says wives do not leave your husbands if they are unbelievers.   It goes on to say how do you know you won’t be the reason they are saved!   A few years later Fiance started going to church with me on his own accord and his faith gets stronger everyday.  Good luck with whatever situation you are in!  Prayers coming your way. 

 

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Personally for me, I find that I know it is God when I have not been thinking about it, ever…and I get a feeling inside me (the same one I get when I sense God near me). I usually don’t hear God through prayer but I find that prayer helps to focus and centre me on Him. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Honestly? I know I’m being called to do something because generally it’s something I wouldn’t have thought to do, it’s a nagging thought that won’t go away and most importantly, for ME, it usually comes when I’m already in prayer or when I’m asleep.

 

It is hard to tell the difference though

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

For me i pray for guidance because Im really slow to hints and ask God to put in in my face so clear that i wont be able to miss it and all signs eventually lead to whatever it is, i cant shake it. thats how i know

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@kris325:  Absolutely agree with PP about prayer, for sure!  Another thing that we are called to do as the body, is to test and weigh these things with other Christians.  I would highly recommend confiding in someone who you trust and admire as a strong Christian (probably best if it’s another woman).  Tell her what you are feeling called to and ask her to pray with you as you try and discern your role in what you think He may be calling you towards.  This has worked wonders for me in my Christian walk.  Another thing that helps me find conviction (or not find it, depending on the situation) is to take a small step in the direction that you think you’re being called towards, all the while talking to God and asking Him for a clear sign of whether or not you’re doing it right 🙂

I heard it said once that following God in what He’s doing can be compared to a kid helping her mom bake a cake.  She might get flour all over the counter, drop eggshells in the batter, and stick her dirty little fingers in the icing, but for the mom, she’s just so overjoyed that her daughter is helping her and speding quality time with her that she doesn’t care about the mess!  She can wipe off the counter and pick out the eggshells…it’s the time spent together that matters.  Same thing with God.  If you’re genuinely trying to partner with Him in something He may be calling you to do, that’s all He wants!  Even when we mess it up big time, it’s ok!  There’s nothing that He can’t fix – the intimacy that you and He experience in times like this is part of what this is all about…regardless of the end result!  And something tells me that your willingness to step into this calling and the fact that your heart longs for it to be HIS will and not yours, pleases Him immensely!  You’re on the right track 😉 and you’re gonna be just fine!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

because it will be something that will be IMPOSSIBLE to do without Him. Something that when its all done it will just scream “Jesus did this”. It will all be done to glorify God, not you. If it makes you happy and its something you want to do and can do without him – Its what you want and not necessarily what God is calling you to do.

Its something i’ve struggled with for a long time but when its a God thing – you’ll most likely be too scared at first but God won’t let you ignore it for long. We’re very stubborn but he is one persistant God.

 

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