Chelsea Crockett

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5 Hints that God is Changing Your Course

If there’s one thing I know about God, it’s that he always knows what’s best for us. If we’re headed down the wrong path, he always put us back on…

If there’s one thing I know about God, it’s that he always knows what’s best for us. If we’re headed down the wrong path, he always put us back on the right one.

When God wants to change our course, he hints at us softly. I’ve learned a few different ways he does this, we just have to be looking for them.

  1. Your gut feeling.

This may be obvious, but your gut feeling can actually tell you a lot about a situation you’re in. Does it feel off? Do you constantly look for the negatives?

Take a relationship for example. If you find yourself consistently searching for red flags or “signs” to break up with that person, then maybe that’s a sign in itself. You can tell a lot about a situation from simply how you’re feeling. This may be one of the small, subtle ways that God is trying to hint at you that maybe you’re not where you’re supposed to be.

2. Rejection

 This is one of God’s more blatant ways of telling us no. Maybe it’s a job rejection, a date rejection, a college rejection letter… Whatever it may be, always remember that everything happens for a reason: HIS reason! 

  1. A constant thought.

A reoccurring thought can mean more than you think. Those thoughts can be God whispering to you time and time again. Isaiah 30:21 says, “And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.”Take these consistent thoughts and pray over them. God will tell you the way to walk in!

  1. Confirmation from others.

Not just confirmation from anyone, but good, godly counsel are the people you want to seek advice from. Maybe a close friend or family member you look up to is trying to give you sound guidance that is different than what you’re currently pursuing. Again, pray about it and ask God to reveal his plan to you piece by piece!

Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” He may do this through good counsel! Be eager to listen to those you seek advice from.

  1. A change of interest.

 Sometimes, changing your course could mean a simple change of interest. I’ve had friends apply for schools and jobs and suddenly realize that that’s not where they want to be. Don’t ignore these feelings! They can be so clear and extremely meaningful. Why continue down a path you’re no longer interested in?

Pay attention to these quiet hints God is giving you! Pray over each and every one of them and change your course as God is calling you.

– Chelsea

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My Guide to Facing Rejection

Rejection is a scary thing. We all fear it and let it control us. Maybe you applied to your dream college and received a follow-up letter saying you didn’t make…

Rejection is a scary thing. We all fear it and let it control us. Maybe you applied to your dream college and received a follow-up letter saying you didn’t make it in. Or maybe you decided to tell your crush that you’ve liked him for months, but he’d rather be “just friends.” Sound familiar? Denial is discouraging, but it shouldn’t have to be. Here’s a little guide I put together for when you get faced with rejection.

  1. Express your disappointment. Keeping something bottled up will never have a good result. Let yourself cry, have alone time, or whatever you need to do to help yourself move on. Remember, it’s okay to cry!
  2. Talk to a friend or someone in your family. Venting is one of my favorite things to do to get something out of my system. Don’t feel like you’re overreacting or being annoying. If they’re a true friend, they’d be happy to sit and listen.Chelsea Crockett - Rejection
  3. If you fall down 7 times, stand back up 8. Don’t let your rejection control your future. Instead of dwelling on it, use it as a motivator to succeed the next time!
  4. Think of what makes you happy and do it. This might sound too simple and direct, but it’s effective. If I’m feeling down, listening to fun music and surrounding myself with good people changes my mood instantly.
  5. Trust God. I saved the best tip for last. Praying and asking God for help is always my go-to response for rejection. God has a plan that is so much bigger than we can understand. Eventually, everything will fall perfectly into place!

I found a quote on Pinterest that gave me a slightly new perspective: “You could be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, but there’s still going to be someone who hates peaches.” 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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