Guidance

The Gift of Uncertainty

God Is In the Midst of Uncertainty

The very first Guided Life Ezine I wrote was about wishing for a burning bush to show us the way. That’s because we all want guidance. We all want certainty.

 

We all have doubts, fears, worry, and anxiety from time to time. It’s part of being human. When you have a crisis in health, when you suffer a loss of any kind, unemployment, a relationship, a home, it’s a vulnerable and uncertain place to be.

 

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God’s Purpose is You

Christ Has No Body But Yours

If you are trying to figure out what your purpose is, let me get you to shift your thinking. I want you to take the purpose word to radically shift it from your purpose to God’s purpose.

 

Have you ever thought that you (and I) are God’s purpose?  “Instead, we are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives.”… Continue reading

God’s Will and Our Will Look Remarkably the Same

God's Will and Our Will Look Remarkably the Same

God’s will or God’s call – it’s something as Christians that we seek. We want a blue print, don’t we? Just tell me the steps and tell me what to do. But I believe that God’s will and our will look remarkably the same.

At the same time, God’s will is also something that we can be terrified of. We’re terrified because when we give up our will we are giving up control. If you subscribe to The Guided Life… Continue reading

Three Huge Mistakes that May Be Keeping you from Fulfilling your Purpose, Mission or Vision in your Life

Change Your Goals and Dreams from Outward to Inward

If you have been searching for your purpose, mission or vision for your life, and are still searching with angst and restlessness, like I was, you’re probably making these three mistakes.

Mistake Number One – Traditional Goal Setting

What??? But how do you accomplish anything without goals?

When I started in the radio business in 1986, my goal was to be one of the top executives in the market. I accomplished that goal along with all of the material goals… Continue reading

What If It Took One Step of Courage to Turn Your Life Around

Courage House

When you think of courage you usually think of a picture of a lion. But this is a picture of my courage house.

Fear will keep you stuck, immobilized. Courage helps you to take a step forward, even if it’s only one step. That one step can make all the difference to break the paralysis of fear and turn it into momentum that can catapult you forward.

In regards to this courage house, what I have found is that God… Continue reading

Are You Stepping Out in Faith Or Leaning Too Much On Others?

Are You Leaning Too Much on Others

It’s important to seek out spiritual teachers. It’s also important not to lean too heavily on others for our spiritual growth. One ezine reader shared with me a beautiful metaphor. She used a flashlight to describe her experience.

Stepping Out with Help of a Light

When you begin to seek a life that is guided by God, you may feel lost or in the dark. When she found GuidedChristianMeditation.com and practiced meditation using the Be Still meditation CD, she told… Continue reading

An Invitation to Turn the Pain of Loneliness Into Peace and Solitude of the Heart

Turn Your Pain of Loneliness Into Solitude

The Beatles stated it well, “Ah, look at all the lonely people.”

As human beings we will all feel lonely. Our world is filled with people, but we feel disconnected instead of connected.

A Disconnected Society

You click the garage door opener, pull your car in, close the door, then enter your house. You are surrounded by other homes, but don’t know any of your neighbors.

You take the subway. No one smiles. In fact, you make it a point… Continue reading

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

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To Trust God Put Your Whole Self In Don’t Take Your Whole Self Out

Trust God - Put Your Whole Self In

The idea for this blog post came from a conversation with someone that’s purchased several Be Still and Let it Go meditation CDs. We were sharing how much we both loved our church homes. She attends a small church and loves her pastor.

One of his sermons was called – You Put Your Whole Self In but Don’t Take Your Whole Self Out. The title made me laugh as I imagined what was coming.

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The Best Book on Awareness that Can Change Your Life

The Best Book on Awareness

 

Every now and then a book comes along that changes your life. Awareness, by Anthony DeMello, was that book for me.  In Awareness, he lays out the truth about waking people up to the reality of their greatness. When the awareness light shines on us, we can fully wake up.

 

Anthony gives us the tools to reverse the conditioning that society, culture, our friends and family have had on our behavior. In order to live our best lives, we must wake up to the truth and step into the people that God intended us to be.

 

Anthony DeMello was a Jesuit priest known throughout the world for his writings and spiritual conferences. He died suddenly in 1987. Charles Osgood, long-time broadcaster on CBS radio and television sums up this book as, “This is your wake up call.”  I would agree.

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