What it is Like to Experience Spiritual Awakening or God’s Wake Up Call

God's Wake-Up Call

You will know when spiritual awakening happens, because your life will never be the same. God’s wake-up call comes when you are least expecting it. There are no limits to the means. A few examples are:

  •  Hearing a song
  •  Reading a book or just a seeing a word
  •  Being out in nature
  •  A tough business meeting
  •  A crisis of some sort
  •  A dream
  •  Someone says something to you

My Wake-up Call

My wake-up call came when someone said five words to me.

I was having a one-on-one voice lesson with my choir director at church.

During our lesson, he abruptly stopped in the middle of the lesson, swung around on the piano bench, planted his feet on the floor and barked, “Why won’t you let go!”

That’s all it took. I felt like a bucket of ice water had been thrown in my face. At that moment, I woke up.

I knew why I wasn’t letting go. I was running as fast as I could. I was running towards achievement and away from the past. I paid no attention to my soul. On the outside I was extremely successful. On the inside I was spiritually bankrupt.

I was not nurturing my mind, body and spirit. I was sleepwalking through life.

Since that day, I have never been the same. I am fully awake and conscious of everything around me and God’s Spirit within me.

Jesus spoke of being “in” the world, but not “of” the world. God calls us to look beyond the material world.

The Gift of A Midlife Crisis

A midlife crisis is so common because facing that your life is half over forces you to wake up. You start asking the questions, “Is this all there is? What will my legacy be? How can I find more meaning?”

It’s a stressful time, but an exciting time. That’s because you will discover that the world of spirit is so much richer than the material world.

Spiritual Awakening – Spiritual Treasure

Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth or rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

Transcending the material world means accumulating greater treasure: deeper, loving relationships, being of service, having compassion, being at peace, having more meaning in your work, cultivating kindness.

Listen to God’s Call and Be still

Most people don’t take time to slow down. Examples of God’s call can happen in a place of crisis or in a place of stillness. The Psalmist says, “Be still and know that I am God.” God speaks to us in the stillness. Our hearts and souls speak the truth to us when we are still and listen.

When you spiritually awaken, when you answer God’s call, you will live your life with new freedom. You won’t want to go back to sleep. The world around you becomes brighter. Your spirit becomes lighter. Your relationships and life take on a greater meaning. You will be conscious of God’s peace, presence and power around you and within you. So, are you awake? Have you heard the call?

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6 Responses to What it is Like to Experience Spiritual Awakening or God’s Wake Up Call

  • Hi Nombuso,
    Thanks for your comment. Well, I have never “heard” God’s voice out loud. But I can tell you that I have heard it many times within me very loud and clear. It has always come when I was still. I believe that is why people love the verse: “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. God speaks to us in stillness. That stillness can be a fraction of a second, especially if we are in danger of some kind. But we are still enough to pay attention. I have also found that I hear God’s voice when I am at the end of my rope. I just surrender and stop trying. God speaks to us when we pay attention. God also speaks to us when our mind is not racing with crowded thoughts. So, I would encourage you to carve out time to be still. If you are going through a challenge, tell God about it. Then sit quietly and listen. Being out in nature is a great way to hear God’s voice, sitting in the beautiful world that has been given to us.
    May you hear God’s voice. God is speaking all of the time.
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • I would like to hear God’s voice

  • Hello Pastor Iwems,
    Thank you for reading and for posting. I will hold you in my prayers for your mission and vision. As for me, my vision and mission will be continuing to help others find inner peace and to draw closer to God. To help people believe that God loves us just as we are and that we are enough. I’m trusting God to get this message out through my book, God Notes – Daily Doses of Divine Encouragement, my meditations and other writing. I admire you for answering the call to do this. May God bless you in your efforts.
    Peace and blessings,
    Jackie

  • So refreshed reading your article -spiritual awakening or God’s wake up Call .I’m presently preparing to launch what I call “The Great Awakening Crusades in Nigeria. I strongly believe the Lord to do much more than I asked or think. Within the month, we’re going to start prayer network centres in the 3 Senatorial Districts of the State. I strongly solicit your partnership with this vision. Pray for us. Blessings!

  • Hi Georgetta,
    Thank you for commenting. Keep listening. : )
    Peace, clarity and direction to you,
    Jackie

  • Listen to God’s Call and Be still..

    This spoke out to me so clear,, Yes I’m hearing His voice clear I now know what He wants me to do! Thank you Jesus!! :) I have been going through something, but I’ve always kept in mind to keep worshiping my God Lord Jesus Christ regardless of what I may be facing in this life & keeping also in mind to know that He is always with me.

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