Is God Taking You Through a Disaster Area?
How about a Flood, like He did for me??? And I mean literally…
This is for anyone dealing with an incredibly rough time in your life right now and maybe you’re looking for signs from God…
- Single Ladies, this is for YOU! Are you struggling with “singleness”???
Problems with your marriage?
Absolutely hate your job?
I can relate to so many of those. Before God brought my Prince Charming into my life, I was single way into my 40’s and thinking the “right one” would never show up, not to mention horrible back pain issues (and I was a pro dancer!!) and so much more. I was looking for signs from God and had NO idea He would take me so literally!
How do you deal with all that life throws at you? Are you asking for a sign, yet not even “seeing” it?
Check out some of my recent posts related to this topic:
LOOKING FOR SIGNS FROM GOD: A Flood!
I was dating a man that I thought for sure was THE ONE! He was a Godly man (or so I thought) and I just knew we were getting married.
Many years ago, God brought this horrendous flood to the Atlanta area and I could not get home to my house! My boyfriend’s house was the only house I could get to; all roads were flooded and shut down. I was forced to stay with my boyfriend; for a week!! As I was staying at his house, I learned things about this man, horrible things! Things that should have made me run to the hills!! But like so many women, I approached him about it, allowed him to sweet talk himself out of all the horrible things he had done and I forgave him; like a lunatic!!! There was God bringing me a flood (giving me a HUGE sign) and showing me this man was NOT for me! And I completely ignored it. And that was after many other signs God showed me!
So, God may not bring you an actual natural disaster, like He did for me, but you do want to be looking at everything happening around you. He could be showing you sign after sign and it’s just blowing over your head. Believe me, He did that for me and the flood was the last huge thing. Yet, I still didn’t “get it!” Had I been smart enough to walk away from this man, I wouldn’t have had to deal with incredible heartache I later received from this man when he left me. You see…God was trying to help me out.
LOOKING FOR SIGNS FROM GOD: Denial
Why do we completely miss these signs that God continuously gives us? And believe me, this flood was not the first sign I had, there were so many. Unfortunately, when we are in the situation, we can’t see all the wrong that’s right in front of our eyes OR we choose to not see it.
Ladies, please open your eyes, evaluate your relationship/job/marriage/kids and see if God has showed you any “signs”! God has great plans for you!! Allow Him to show you those plans but get rid of the bad baggage in your life first. I know firsthand how hard that is; my advice is to spend time in prayer and ask for God’s guidance and strength. He can pull you through anything. He wants you to put Him first every day! Show Him that trust you have in Him; start your every morning with prayer time and He will guide you.
I wrote a book on this topic – all about my many years as a single and what happened when I finally made the time for God, 1st, every day! FREE Ebook: “But First, Pray”
LOOKING FOR SIGNS FROM GOD: Singles
It’s better to be alone than with the wrong person; can I get an AMEN!?!?! When you’re alone, you have more time to spend with the Lord; more time praying, more time reading the Bible and just putting Him first. That’s what God wants, He wants you to put Him first.
I beg you ladies, DO NOT SETTLE! God has the right mate picked out for you and please don’t settle because you think:
- This is as good as it gets
- I’m getting so old
- He treats me so well
- He goes to church
- He’s a really great guy
I can promise you, when the right one comes along, you WILL know! Believe me! When I met my husband and I truly did not think he was the one, AT ALL, God gave me sign after sign that HE WAS THE ONE! God will just keep on going with the signs until it’s clear. And guess what???? If you’re with the wrong one, how can God bring you the RIGHT ONE?
LOOKING FOR SIGNS FROM GOD: Listen to Others
We should always look first to the Word of God for signs and guidance, as well as that still small voice from the Holy Spirit living in us, but sometimes He uses the voice of our fellow believers to speak through. If our friends see us getting into some trouble or making a wrong move, God may use them to talk to sense into us, lol! Like I mentioned before, sometimes we can’t see what’s right in front of us, but others can.
If you do not have a lot of friends that are believers, I highly encourage you to join a Bible study/small group or start one of your own. If your church does not have groups, check the website Meetup and search for faith groups or start one. Don’t try to go this Christian life alone, you will need fellow believers to be in your corner.
“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy” (Proverbs 27:6)
LOOKING FOR SIGNS FROM GOD: Falling Apart
Maybe you feel as if your life is completely falling apart. Maybe EVERYTHING is going wrong for you and life is unraveling before your eyes.
I am currently dealing with this now and it’s with my own body! For someone who works out for a living and now having so many painful issues with my body, it took me about a year, but I now know that God is trying to get my attention and change my life’s path. If you are new to following me… I have been in the fitness business for over 20 years and now the only working out I can do is walk. And yep, it kills me! BUT, I realize after so many back pain issues, God is saying, “hey! I want you to focus on ME and only ME” Now my business is strictly faith based and even really getting into Christian yoga! I’m writing a blog post about this topic, as we speak; stay tuned.
Thanks to that crazy sign from God, I have founded GOD’S GALS and it is my mission to help women everywhere learn how to fit God into their crazy busy lives.
If you feel like you’re at a place in your life now where everything seems to be going wrong, really pray about it. Start journaling about all you’re going through. Maybe God is changing your direction ( see my blog post on this topic: What To Do When God Changes Your Direction) or trying to say something to you. And YES, He will give you many many tries to figure this out.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1: 2-4)
God Give Me a Sign
If you have been asking God for a sign, check your life against all of these different ways God can use to speak to you. He may use something small or HUGE to get your attention. I mean, a FLOOD, really????? It was crazy and I still didn’t get it, UGH!!!! The best thing to do is spend time in prayer daily and start journaling. Get in the Word and just be still before the Lord. Don’t give up and think He’s forgotten about you, because He will never leave you or forsake you; that’s His promise to all of us!
Let me know if there’s anything I can pray for you about or maybe you want to share some signs of your own. I’d love to hear from my fellow God’s Gals!!