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Session 6

How do I know if God’s calling me?

Read: 1 Samuel 3

A singular penguin waddles purposefully through the colony. The thousands of seemingly identical birds are easily distinguishable to the penguin as he settles in next to his lifelong mate. Despite the sea of similarity, he knows the call of his family and can identify them without confusion. Just as the penguin is alert and knows what to look for in identifying his family, we need to know when we are hearing from God.

Samuel is a young boy when he first hears from God, and he doesn’t realize it’s God who is speaking. He was not expecting to hear from God, and He did not recognize His voice. It was not until he received the counsel of Eli that he understood what was happening. After Eli’s instruction, Samuel listened with anticipation and answered God when He called again.

We can discern God’s voice and become familiar with His nature when we spend time in His Word.

How do we know when it is God who is speaking? We can discern God’s voice and become familiar with His nature when we spend time in His Word. Like Samuel, it may take a few times before we recognize the Lord’s prompting, but we can distinguish His voice more clearly when we follow the counsel of His Word and expect to hear from Him.

God calls us to action, to further His kingdom and to grow in our faith. The more time we spend in the Bible and in prayer, the easier it will be to know God’s voice and distinguish His call.

Reflect:

  • Is there anything you specifically feel God calling you to?
  • Is it a call to action consistent with God’s Word? Will it bring honor to His kingdom and help you grow in your faith?
  • Spend some extra time this week reading your Bible. What do you feel He is telling you about the direction and call for your life?

1

When hope seems unattainable

When hope seems unattainable

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2

What if your kids aren’t really yours?

What if your kids aren’t really yours?

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3

Miracles are more than moments

Miracles are more than moments

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4

But God, I don’t want to

But God, I don’t want to

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5

Only God can judge me

Only God can judge me

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6

How do I know if God’s calling me?

How do I know if God’s calling me?

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7

Ask this when fighting a losing battle

Ask this when fighting a losing battle

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8

Kill your idol, before it kills you

Kill your idol, before it kills you

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9

Repentance is more than being sorry

Repentance is more than being sorry

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10

How to walk forward in faith

How to walk forward in faith

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11

Do you blend in?

Do you blend in?

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12

Coincidence? I think not.

Coincidence? I think not.

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13

You can be forever changed

You can be forever changed

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14

When what god asks feels impossible

When what god asks feels impossible

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15

Not all anger is sinful

Not all anger is sinful

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16

It’s not too late to change

It’s not too late to change

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17

When impatience wins

When impatience wins

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18

Who can you count on?

Who can you count on?

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19

Bite your tongue

Bite your tongue

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20

“But God, what if I did this?”

“But God, what if I did this?”

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21

No more excuses

No more excuses

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22

You can’t unsee this

You can’t unsee this

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23

I don’t want to be here anymore

I don’t want to be here anymore

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24

The long road to an overnight success

The long road to an overnight success

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25

Overcoming overwhelming obstacles

Overcoming overwhelming obstacles

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26

The danger of jealousy

The danger of jealousy

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27

Why do my motives even matter?

Why do my motives even matter?

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28

When doing the right thing gets you in trouble

When doing the right thing gets you in trouble

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29

How to choose between competing loyalties

How to choose between competing loyalties

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30

How to have joy in hard times

How to have joy in hard times

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31

I never thought I’d do that

I never thought I’d do that

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32

Is opportunity a sign of God’s approval?

Is opportunity a sign of God’s approval?

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33

When you want revenge

When you want revenge

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34

Have you ever forgotten to say thank you?

Have you ever forgotten to say thank you?

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35

When revenge kills

When revenge kills

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36

How to prevent regret

How to prevent regret

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37

Between a rock and a hard place?

Between a rock and a hard place?

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38

How to get your next big thing

How to get your next big thing

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39

What happens when your plans fall apart?

What happens when your plans fall apart?

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40

Who to blame when things go wrong

Who to blame when things go wrong

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41

Disobedience always has consequences

Disobedience always has consequences

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