Is this God talking to me?(16 Posts)
I will start off by saying that I do not follow a faith. I was bought up in a Christian household. I accept that there is something....a power/god. The world is just too perfect but do not commit to anything else.
I have gone through quite a tough 6 months. About 2 months in, I sat back and said that I couldn't cope and that I was putting myself in the hands of God..what will be will be. I would not normally do this but recently I have been feeling like I am being "drawn". Not sure how to explain it really.
Since then I have had several "signs" which have come at a strange time. Examples are.....
There was a point where I thought I might need to move. I decided it didn't feel right and I was on the phone to a friend saying that when I would know, I would know. With that a red admiral butterfly started batting against my window in front of me. It was the end of November so was quite strange.
I was going somewhere on a Sunday morning and felt quite anxious. I looked up at the sky which was blue and clear except for my first initial written perfectly in the sky.
Then today I am working from home at my desk after a particuarly hard weekend/morning and I have the radio on the TV and I am alone. The control is over on the TV stand. I suddenly become aware that the TV has changed channels to the God channel and someone is booming out "God is All Powerful" My TV has never turned itself over before and I still cant explain how it has happened.
There has been loads of things all in the last 4 months. Whats going on?
I don't believe so, no.
But if it brought you comfort, does it matter?
Perhaps someone is trying to get your attention, maybe a sign to take more notice of your surroundings. Whether you believe or not, just keep your mind open.
If an omnipotent deity wanted to tell you something, why would he write a letter in the clouds rather than just have a chat with you? And even if it was to be a message from the other side what does the message actually mean, its gibberish.
I think for whatever reason you are looking for signs and have become a victim of confirmation bias. These type of things happen all day every day and normally we pay them little heed.
The strange thing is I have not been looking for any signs,
The fist two examples I passed of as simply unusual at the time and the only time I thought that maybe I was getting them as signs was today when the TV went to the God channel. It then reminded me of the fact that I offered my troubles up to god/fate so to speak and it occurred to me that I may be getting the acknowledgement of this.
I am not "Woo" at all so happy to accept they are nothing. I just seem to have them when I am struggling and wondered if anyone thought they were confirmation that I had been "heard"
I personally believe that religion is a purely psychological construct but that in itself means it can be useful.
If you believe there are signs from God telling you to do something I'd suggest it's your unconscious telling you. How you notice your unconscious messages is immaterial (ime) - through God, meditation, the numbers that come up on the National Lottery...to me it matters not one jot.
The important thing is to notice, ponder, and act accordingly.
FWIW I saw a red admiral the other day at the park which I thought was a sign that it had been unusually mild this year.
I get things like that OP, i believe it is God/Universe sending little signs.
i had a dream about my new flat before i arranged to view it. Soon as i walked into the hallway, looked up and saw the utility meters fixed high up the wall. (No flat i've ever been in before has had them at that location/height).
Trust your intuition, it will guide you.
Coincidences are not always coincidences, sometimes it's synchronicity in action showing you that you're on the right track.
rabbit12345, you should see your GP.
There may be an alternative explanation for recent events in your life.
Love learning why should Rabbit see her GP? She doesn't sound ill at all. GP's are busy people. Or are you thinking her GP maybe a Christian and can help interpret her thoughts? Would a vicar not be a better idea?
I say keep an open mind about signs..but turning a channel to a God one would you believe happened to me tonight. I believe it was a sign for me! I have been to churchtoday (but defiantly don't go regularly) to a Carol service,I do believe and just this afternoon really asked God to protect me for certain reasons. I will endeavour to seek out what I require via an Alpha course running at my local church. Not sure if you have heard of it .its a way to get to know God.. I hope it works for me..give it some thought/look it up.
It's spiritual guidance you obviously need please be realistic about things whilst exploring your faith. I hope you find your answers and peace.
Why not talk to your local vicar about this as we are used to trying to work out the difference between what we want and what God is calling us to do. It is not an easy thing to do which is why we do this with other people. Alternatively Margaret Silf has written some books on discernment.
Rabbit- you said you are feeling anxious. Please go to your go- there is lots that can be done to help you.
i believe life is made up of both the spiritual and scientific, the two work in tandem.
i found these articles helpful in figuring out for myself what were signs and what was just 'junk'
and this one to find my own way of understanding my reality
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