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“It’s perfectly normal and okay to feel afraid and confused and stationary.”

A thought by Bob Goff from his book, Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People (p. 138). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the book title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
And each one of us has experienced times where we have felt confused and stationary, haven't we?
Bob goes on, “We shouldn’t be surprised when we don’t understand what a God who says He surpasses all understanding is doing. God doesn’t want us to get stuck scratching our heads or overanalyzing our circumstances.He doesn’t send in all the plays to get us out of our funk and He doesn’t carpet-bomb us with instructions about what to do next.Instead, He continues to be with us.He’s not entirely silent when He is either.He’s sent us books about Him and has included a lot of letters, and He’s sent us friends too.He’s given us success and failures – plenty of both.”
Bob says, “When we dream up something where the outcome seems uncertain and we don’t hear God’s voice, what …

“I’ve heard a lot of people say they wish they could hear from God about this or that.”

A thought by Bob Goff from his book, Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People (p. 136). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the book title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I know I have wanted that at different times in my life.
Bob continues the thought by saying, “Maybe they mean they want to hear His audible voice. I’m not sure. I don’t think literally hearing something is what most of us are after. What we actually want is that extra nudge of confidence from God and the opportunity to move forward courageously to do those things we already know how to do. What a shame it would be if we were waiting for God to say something while He’s been waiting on us to do something. He speaks to me the loudest on the way. Simply put, if we want more faith, we need to do more stuff.”
He goes on, “Part of me really understands people’s hesitation. There have been times when I wanted to hear God’s voice—particularly when something really big mattered…

“Where we turn our heads is where we’ll land with our lives.”

A thought by Bob Goff from his book, Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People (p. 123). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the book title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
This is so important for us to really grasp and to understand and to do.
Bob says, “It happens all the time with careers or relationships or possessions. It doesn’t matter whether it’s comparison or distraction or escape that turns our heads—what we look at will be the difference between a great dive and a big disaster. Most of us won’t break our necks when we look or leap wrong, but we may do something equally crippling in a different way.”
He goes on, “We need to be careful where our minds dwell. Many of us dwell on what other people are thinking of us. It’s easy to do. But we can be so busy trying to get the approval of others that we forget who Jesus said we are. Here’s the problem: when we’re busy getting our validation from the people around us, we stop looking f…