EP. 26: Big Decisions and Crossroads
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It’s estimated that the average adult makes about 35,000 decisions each day. But what happens when one of those decisions is life changing? Decisions like where to go to college or whether to move across the country for a job. What are some of the decisions you’re facing right now? In this episode of God Hears Her, Eryn and Elisa chat about ways in which they have learned to hear God’s voice and follow where He leads. 

 

Notes and Quotes: 

  • “There are times when we come to a crossroads moment to make a decision and we get wrapped up in the thought that our desires and God’s desires could never align.”
  • “It really boils down to ‘Is my heart aligned with God’s? And am I seeking Him? Am I listening to Him?’’’
  • “God does grow us through the really difficult times in life.”
  • “When we are at that crossroads; we can choose for God and with God. It’s a ‘we’ experience at that crossroads.”
  • “When we’re in a ‘we’ with God, His spirit directs us. His being woos us onto the right choice with Him.”
  • “We do our best and we yield the results to Him for what might happen.”
  • “It is so important to have a really small group of close friends that you can let in to the choices you are making and that can speak in, like mentors.”
  • “Crossroads are really a place of living. They’re a continual place  of being, of dwelling.”

 

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