We all want to be happy and have a better life. But how can we actually have an honest conversation with God about what we want?
Many of us are afraid to talk to our God.
How do we know if he’s really listening to us or not? Do we really understand what he wants from us? Or maybe, like in many marriages, there isn’t really anything that we want from each other.
The good news is that there are some ways that you can have an honest conversation with your heavenly Father.
The bad news is that it doesn’t come easy.
As you might imagine, the idea of having a conversation with God is scary for most people.
Thankfully, these steps will help you take the first steps toward having an adult conversation with your favorite advisor:
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1). Define Your Goal
Before you start having a conversation with God, you’ll want to define what it is that you want.
Why do you want to have this conversation?
Are you trying to convince God of something?
Or, are you just curious and want to know what He has to say?
Whatever your reason, you need to decide what your specific goal is before you start.
For example, let’s say you want to have a fruitful relationship with God.
While this may seem like a simple enough thing to want, it’s actually a huge conversation with God. You need to decide what kind of conversation you want to have with him.
Conversation with your God is different from a conversation with your friend or loved one. Your conversation with your God should be deeper, theological, and meaningful. It should not be about your day, your problems, or your desires.
2). Set Up a Meditative Practice
Once you’ve defined your goal, it’s time to get meditative. What does this mean?
It means that you need to spend time in quiet, solitude, and maybe even some movement.
You can sit on the floor, sit in a chair, or even lie down if that helps you relax. It’s important to find a quiet space where you feel safe and relaxed.
What you need to do is close your eyes and take 5 deep breaths. It may sound simple, but when you try this, you’ll see that it really is simple.
You can also try to imagine that you’re in your favorite spot in your house.
Whatever you do, don’t put any extra pressure on yourself. Just focus on taking five deep breaths, and you’ll start to notice that your anxiety starts to fade.
If you need to stop, just say “stop” to yourself and you’ll be well on your way to having a peaceful conversation with your God.
3). Ask God For Help With Your Communication
Once you’ve focused on your breath and your space, you can ask God for help.
This is hard to do, but it’s important.
You need to get used to asking God for help because if you don’t, you may never ask.
When you ask for help from God, it means that you’re willing to be vulnerable and not try to solve the problem on your own.
You need to be willing, to be honest with yourself, and say: “I don’t know how or why this is happening, but I trust in God that he has a solution for me. Help me understand what I should do so I can move forward in this situation.”
The most important thing here is that when you are talking to God, don’t worry about how much He knows about specific situations.
Try not to focus on asking Him questions; instead, just focus on letting Him know that there is something going on in your life right now that is making you anxious and stressed out.
Ask Him if He has any ideas or suggestions as far as what steps need to be taken next in order for the anxiety/stress/whatever issue(s) in your life will be resolved.
4). Let Him Guide Your Conversation
When you’re talking to God, don’t worry about what you should be saying.
Just listen to what He says, and let Him guide the conversation.
Don’t try to put words in His mouth, like “God I want this problem to go away, I want my marriage back together, I want my kids to love me again.” Instead of saying those things out loud (or even thinking about them), just listen for His guidance on how to proceed in your life.
If God says that He doesn’t have any suggestions for you at the moment; let Him know that you trust Him and that you will continue praying about this situation and He will give you an answer when the time is right.
If God tells you that something needs to change in your life right now; then do it! You may not know the exact details of how it will happen, but if it means that your anxiety/stress/whatever issue(s) will be resolved then make the necessary changes now so they can be resolved later on.
The important thing here is not only to talk with God but also to listen to God as well – because sometimes what He wants us to do may not coincide with what we think would be a good idea at that particular time in our lives.
5). Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
I know that God is all-powerful, but sometimes we can get so caught up in our own personal mess that we forget that He is the one who can help us.
I’m not saying that you should be afraid to ask for help, but it’s good to remember that God is the ultimate source of all wisdom and strength.
The best way to get through a personal crisis is just to keep on having faith – trusting your Heavenly Father and asking Him for guidance and strength. If you are not sure what to do, ask Him what you should do or say next – or even pray out loud “Lord, please tell me what I should do next”.
Often times when we are experiencing a crisis of faith, it can be helpful to talk with a trusted friend or minister about it.
Sometimes it can also be beneficial to seek counsel from the Lord directly by asking Him how He wants us to handle this situation (or whatever situation).
Whatever you decide on doing; keep in mind that the more you trust God and listen for His guidance; the more likely you will know what path He has in store for your life!
Have a Beautiful Day, xo
Have an honest conversation with your heavenly Father and let him know how you are doing. This is the most important thing that you can do. If you are having a difficult time, don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Take care of yourself and ask for help if you need it.
Let your loved ones know how they can support you.
Have a beautiful day, and remember to have an honest conversation with your God.