Has God Been Trying to Get Your Attention?

Written by Karen Schenk

soulcravingsattentionWhen I think of moments when God has tried to get my attention,  at first I think of times when difficult things happened. I would turn to God in a dramatic manner and seek his help in my life.    But as I think about it more,  I realize that the times he has really gotten my attention were not big and dramatic moments.  Rather it was the  times where I sensed him being with me and possibly even giving me a sense of the next step to take in a complicated time.

If I’m really honest, I think God tries to get my attention everyday. I can be fiercely independent, but then I have this sense that I’m not alone and as I turn to God I realize he truly wants to walk the road with me.   His way of getting my attention is that of a caring friend who is with me guides me through each day.  I need to become more sensitive and in tune with him.

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7 Responses to “Has God Been Trying to Get Your Attention?”

  • Jami Peterson jpetes says:

    Hi Jennelle,

    God speaks to us in many different ways and your experience may have been a clear way for him to get your attention. That’s a really amazing story and I hope that you will continue looking into God and who Jesus is. Since you don’t come from a spiritual background it may be challenging to examine God and Christianity but what I do know is God speaks volumes and he seems to be speaking to you. I’d like to recommend a few resources for you. Here are some articles that may help answer your questions:
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    The following pages will provide you with more information on the subject:
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    Thank you for commenting and I hope you find this information helpful. If you would like to speak with someone over email about any questions you might have feel free to sign up for a mentor which you can do here.

  • Jennelle says:

    I was in school on Thursday. You know how when a person walks in a classroom, everyone turns their heads to see who it is? Well, this lady walked in and I turned to see who it was, but no one else did. When she walked passed people’s desks, they didn’t even notice her. She came straight to me and asked how my day was and I said good. She handed my this paper called “The Gospel Soul-Winning Script” and told me she thought I might need this. I said thank you and she smiled and left, but nobody seemed to see her except me. Then my mom picked me up from school and she went to the gas station to buy something and I styed in the car. I told her about the paper and school before she went in. She came out and told me I wouldn’t believe it. She handed me a card and told me it was the only card on the counter. It said “Who is Jesus”. Do you think God is trying to communicate with me? I’m not really a Christian. I’m kind of more of an atheist. I’m not sure…

  • Doris Beck Doris says:

    Nicole,
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by. It sounds like you have definitely had some difficult things happening in your life that’s for sure. But just because the road is rough doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be walking on it. Sometimes God wants us to walk it and just be aware that we need His help as we are heading in the right direction.

    Having said that though, God does love you and I don’t doubt has been trying to talk to you…or whisper in your ear as it were. Would you like to correspond privately with one of our site mentors? If so just click on this link and fill it in and someone will get in touch with you by email and walk alongside of you.

  • Nicole says:

    I’m way down in the dumps today – weather, my back, life… pretty much everything sucks. I was in a car accident in February of this year. Previous to that, my paperwork for re-entering school (as and adult) my paperwork got messed up and I had to fight to get into the program; then the car accident; I was unable to continue in the program for the rest of the semester, but was told that I will be able to just sign up for the classes this fall and I would re-do the portion of classes that I had to withdraw from; THEN I got a call this morning that said that I’m NOT enrolled in the program and I have to re-apply and got thru the waiting list again. That’s 3 separate incidents that have made the completion of this program all but impossible. Do you think God is trying to tell me something?

    I know that I’ve lost my excitement for the program, but I don’t know if that’s because of my depression or if I’ve just lost the excitement.

    I don’t know. I feel like my life completely changed since the accident. I don’t feel normal at all, I feel like I’m just blowing in the wind waiting for something to happen. I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know. Everything that used to make sense doesn’t make sense anymore. The constant pain sucks, I can’t sleep, the PT isn’t helping; I spent the day a friend’s house yesterday helping her to get ready for her rummage sale, which required standing all day – I’m paying for it today – I’m in so much pain I can’t get out of bed.

    I thought I would throw this out there – I think I’ve been sent “God Whispers” in the past, and ignored them and I don’t want to do that again.

    I’m open to anything – I already pray, I meditate, I’m working my way back in to yoga. I have called my pastor to meet and speak with him.

    Hopefully I’ll hear something that makes sense – I’m thankful for any help anyone can give me.
    Thanks,
    Nicole

  • Shanice says:

    I want to seek the LORD more & more. I need a healing. I dont want to worry to no more i be in fear, i dont want to be lazy no more,

  • lexie says:

    Reading this has helped me realized that God allow things for a reason, I have just over come some hard times and I realize that God is always here by my side im freshman in collge and is realizing how much I need him daily

  • Hazel says:

    Hi,
    I am craving change from a cancer battle and a marriage breakdown and God is calling me but I am so scared of letting go. Its what I want to do but I keep hanging on. I love God and have started attending church and learning more but a mentor to help me acheive things would just be wonderful

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