About a year and a half ago, I hit a wall in my faith. Although I still prayed, read my Bible on a regular basis, and was active in the church, I didn’t feel connected to God the way I used to be. I faced constant frustration and discouragement over my lack of growth, but I wasn’t sure what needed to change. I felt stuck.
Over the course of many years walking with God, he’s instilled one truth in my mind over and over: If I come to him with an earnest desire for more of him, he will deliver. But I also have to be willing to listen. And the listening part is often where I fall short.
In my stagnant season I came to him several times asking for guidance, but not hearing anything. Then, while pouring my heart out one day, I realized it wasn’t him who was ignoring me. I was ignoring him.
Several months before, he’d given me a nudge.
Go to the pastor’s wife. Talk to her about leading a women’s Bible study.
But I didn’t contact her. I made lots of excuses why it wasn’t the right time, saying I was too busy, not qualified enough, and overcommitted already. Despite all my reasons, God was persistent. And so was I.
Have you hit a wall in your faith too? If so, I hope you’ll you continue reading with me. Today I’m sharing over at iBelieve, and would love to see you there…