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Unread 3rd March 2012, 01:07 PM
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How do you know when God is calling you to do something?

I feel like God is calling me to do something, i ponder on this everyday, but i can't figure it out and i dont know what to do. and whats even worst i am stuck in my parents house so i can't discover for myself...should i just wait on him or make some kind of move?
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Unread 3rd March 2012, 01:12 PM
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If we are truly in the Lord and we feel a strong conviction to do something, then go for it. Of course, we can sometimes get side-tracked by other peoples influences and worldly desires, so I guess just check does your desire harmonise with the teaching of the bible, or contradict? If it works together in harmony, and it feels right, then do it, as the Lord may have plans for you

Is there a reason living with parents might stop you? Are they Christian? May I ask the nature of your goal? (Don't worry if you want it to remain private, I understand!)
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What is it you feel the Lord calling you to do? Does it bring glory to Him? Does it spread His word? Does it spread love to the world?
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God is not in our box, we are in His box. We don't command God, God commands us.
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Unread 3rd March 2012, 01:33 PM
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i don't know. lol..it must have something to do with that or else i wouldnt be feeling that way and God wouldnt be calling me..this thought is also in my head because i keep seeing shooting stars and eagles i think...maybe its all in my head but i don't know...this been going on for months..i laid down my life and gave my heart to God, and the problem is that i am afraid to lift my cross back up if i said that right..lol...i am trying to follow Jesus but i cant because my parents think i am crazy, see its wierd with my parents, i dont even want to talk about that but yeah i am different from my family. i just dont understand. i mean nothing would make me more happy then to do things for God, but how does one do that when you can't get around and is stuck in the house everyday? i was thinking of running away but i have many problems, i am scared of a lot of things, but i am really scared i will miss my calling if there is one. and i am trying not to break the commandments, but i can't just sit in the house all day doing nothing, how can i discover myself if i am stuck in the house, there i said it again i am stuck in the house..lol i am 28 btw, i want to move out but my mom said girls shouldnt live alone i mean if thats the case with them i will be stuck in the house forever because i gave my heart to God and dont want a boyfriend or to get married with anyone.

Maybe its me. But my parents definitely put me in a lot of stress

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How do you know when God is calling you to do something?

Dear jenniferd828. We are always supposed to follow, never run ahead. If you feel strongly that God is calling you to do something, keep praying and asking God to lead you, then just watch, day after day. God will let you know, you may be sure about it. In the mean-time follow what Jesus tells us in Matthew, chapter 22, verses 35-40: " Love God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. ALSO: Love your neighbour as yourself." ( neighbour being all you know and all you meet, whether friends or not friends) God will see your sincere efforts, and God will bless you. Keep loving and watching, jennifer, God will show you what He wants from you. I say this with love. Greetings from Emmy, your sister in Christ.
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Unread 3rd March 2012, 02:52 PM
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ok thanks arent we suppose to leave everything behind when we follow him..and i do Love God he is my heart..i just keep seeing stuff...lol i can wait and pray but i feel like i need to make a move or something, if i dont it will bother me just sitting there waiting and THINKING not discovering

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God calls Abram/Abraham- Read Genesis Chapter 12

Moses being "called" - Read Exodus Chapter 3

Gideon being called- Read Judges Chapter 6

God "commissions" Joshua - Read Joshua Chapter 1

*Take notes and compare how the Lord directed those He called/commissioned.
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Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
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I can't explain it myself. I just realize what I am being "called" to do isn't coming from my mind, its coming from somewhere deeper like my Holy Spirit. Its hard to expain but when your called, you will know it.
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How do you know when God is calling you to do something?
The Shepherd's voice is profoundly gentle yet impossible to ignore. We who belong to Him know His voice.
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Why cant you live alone? There is no reason especially at 28 that you should be living with your parents...unless you had some financial crises. I think that normal jobs are calling of god as well. People are built with certain talents. You dont have to be a minister or work on a missionary to be doing 'god's work'. You could be a nurse or therapist or many other things. Just think of the motivation behind it. Are you looking to help people?

I think my calling was joining the miltary all though some may disagree. I lost my job through a mere accident that was of someone else doing...and then within that same month my apartment was foreclosed and I was basically left with no options..I cant find all of those things to be a coincidence. I had been talking with my mom for some time before this tellling her how I was lost and needed to find my purpose in life. I had not been happy in my previous work. The job I have now feel so right and natural. It litterally just happend.
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