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

  • Chris Chris says:

    Olivia…i am sorry that you have passed through a time of confusión in your life but i can assure you that God has a clear path for you to walk in based on his many promises he has made us in the bible, the Word of God. you see, now that jesus has come, you dont have to try to earn your salvation by being good or keeping commandments. jesus did that all for you by living a perfect life and dying in your place on the cross so that you, by simply receiving jesus into your heart, can be forgiven instantly and forever by jesus and his wonderful unmerited grace. if you would like to know more about how to receive jesus personally as your savior and lord you can log on at…knowingjesuspersonally.com. why wait any longer? there is no need to be confused about what God has made so clear in his wonderful words of life we know as the bible. . . i pray now that jesus would reveal himself to you know as you seek him and be freed from all confusión and misunderstanding that christ has come to remove from you and give you the clear understanding of his simple plan of salvation by simple faith in his name, jesus christ. blessings Olivia!!

  • Olivia says:

    I need help. So I have been seeing the numbers 53,54,55,and 320 constantly I mean day after day for like six months. First it was just 54 but now its all of them. Today I haven’t seen them though now that I think about it. I have been wondering if God was sending me a message. I’m confused and I need advice. Also today I was taking a shower and I was singing “Halleluiah” Because I had earlier watched this video about how to go to Heaven because I’m scared I won’t I really want to but there are so many commandments, what if I Break them? I’m very young well younger than 15. But as I was saying when I was in the shower I got scared and I was singing “Halleluiah”! As I was singing I was looking and all a sudden the earth moved. There was no earthquake! At first I thought I had just imagined it but then I realized the whole earth had moved I was freaked out and wondering if that was God telling me something. I’m confused all help/Advice I will glady take. :(

  • Chris Chris Landwerlen says:

    cory…the first step to truly living is by receiving christ as your personal lord and savior into your heart. when you do, then stay in his Word and with his people, so that the curse of sin can be removed once and for all from your life blessings!

  • Abe says:

    I have been in church my whole life and know the bible & know of Jesus.

    John 4:48
    So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”

    I’m seeing them, and I do believe. I believe God is telling me something very important.

  • Cory says:

    Hello hi Kirstin..for years people have been tell me God is trying to tell me something and wants my attention but I ignored them up until 8 weeks ago I decided to go to church and been going every week and reading the Bible..I have gotten the feelings God wants me to turn my life around and change..so do I,everyone that knows me knows I’m a good person and bad things happen to me. In November I lost my job ,license,car,3 weeks ago I lost my apartment. Prior and past years I’ve be in 4 near fatal automobile accidents, I’ve been dragged by car car 300 yards,and I been shot in the back of my head..so now I pray,I talk to Christian’s spiritual people, I pray and now I found you and I’m looking for answers

  • Chris Chris Landwerlen says:

    abe…the bible encourages Christian believers to not follow signs but rather be guided by the pure Word of God through the holy spirit. this all starts by receiving christ as ones lord and savior and then being biblically taught in a Christian church. please write back if you have any questions. blessings today!

  • Abe says:

    I have this feeling that God is trying to tell me something. It feels like he is throwing so many signs in my face I don’t know what to truly make of it. For months it seems that numbers are trying to tell me something, I try to understand & in the past week it’s almost like it’s 20 or more signs a day. I keep seeing repeating numbers everywhere I look. Every time it seems I look at the time it’s 3:33PM, 4:44AM, 5:55PM, 12:12PM, etc. Today I went to pay a bill at a grocery store for $160 and with the fees it came to a total of $160.66. I just thought, wow that’s not a good number. Then as we were walking outside they had some of those little machines that take quarters and my fiance picked the one with little animal finger puppets & she got a red snake. I know this means something but I can’t figure out what. I read a page online about the different angels there are and it said the very top angels have 6 wings and they are burning and constantly singing “Holy, holy, holy” to God. Then I started reading about feeling like God is talking to me & one article said to listen so I just started following until I got to this page that said to ask a mentor a question. I said to myself, “Should I ask?” and I knew that I had to after that. Not sure what you will have as an answer, but I know this is where it is.

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    Hi Kirstin, it sounds like you see your love for Jesus is at odds with your desires for a relationship. Is that true or am I just reading too much into your comment? Do you feel like God has been directing you in a particular direction? If so, what has led you to feel that way? Is it just a ‘gut feeling’ or have there been ‘signs’?

    Here’s what I know: God has a plan for you and He will clearly lead you into that plan. So right now if you are unsure of what God wants you to do there can be one of two explanations: 1) God is waiting for His perfect timing to show you the next step, or 2) God has made it clear but you don’t like what He has said so you are stalling.

    I see myself doing the latter so often, even though I try to convince myself that it is the former. Sometimes what God is calling us to is uncomfortable and we rationalize our way out of it because we don’t want to take that step of faith.

    Let me encourage you to focus your attention on knowing Jesus. Spend time listening to Him and interacting with Him. The better you know Jesus the more clearly you will hear His leading in your life and the more readily you will follow Him. Spend time in prayer, reading the Bible, talking with other followers of Jesus, and find ways to serve other people. When we are engaged in those activities our hearts are focused on Him and we are in a place to hear and obey.

    Lord God, I pray for Kirstin and ask that You would help her to know Jesus better. Lead her into those activities that focus her heart and mind on You and in that refine her relationship with You. I pray that she would know Your voice and be willing to follow no matter how uncomfortable it may be. Amen.

    So Kirstin does that make sense to you? Does that connect with what you are experiencing?

  • Doris Beck Doris Beck says:

    If you would like to have an email mentor respond to your question, take a minute to fill in this form http://powertochange.com/experience/talk-to-a-mentor/ and someone would be happy to email you. It sounds to me like you need to focus more on your relationship with God at this time and ask Him to change your heart towards the right man when he comes along.

  • Kirstin says:

    I have struggled in my life entirely too much for a young women in my life. I know Jesus very well and love him with all my heart.But I have this problem of always wanting to be in a relationship. I have been in a engaged twice now and that is way too much. I feel like god wants me to take a chance on someone, but then again I have feelings for an older friend. But then there is another part of me just wants to be free. I enjoy my freedom. In my eyes it is all I have left lately.But if a mentor could maybe help me figure out what to do. I would be grateful. Thank You! And God Bless!

  • 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:
    This page explains what Christianity is all about. It will help you get a better understanding of faith in Jesus.
    The following pages will provide you with more information on the subject:
    Who is Jesus?
    Questions about God
    Does truth exist?
    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:

    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.

  • 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:

    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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