The other day I did an Instagram live explaining a word from God that I had last week while I was in my car. "You might already be like, pump the brakes, what is 'a word from God?'" I felt the same way when I first became a Christian. Essentially, God talks to us in many ways; Sometimes in a song, sometimes from the Bible, sometimes an audible voice, sometimes through tongues, sometimes through prophecy, sometimes through other people and sometimes you just have a thought and you know that it's Him. I'm not going to dive into the voice of God in this post, but I can tell you that the voice of God has become a very real, very difficult thing to navigate as a new Christian. BUT IT'S ALSO SO COOL!!! Call me crazy, but I talk to God. All the time. And chances are, Christian or not, when you face a crisis, you talk to God too. And that's what I want to talk about today.
As I started 2018, I thought carefully about what I wanted for the year to come. I thought through my intentions behind every desire and asked myself a lot of "why's." When the typical "work out and eat healthy" resolution came up, I found myself realizing that my past motivations were never enough to fulfill this goal because they were empty and unfulfilling. "Eat healthy because it's good for you. Eat healthy because it will make you look good. Eat healthy so people think you're beautiful."