How Do You Know If You Have Found God?

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Something to think about ¦ How do you “know” if you have “found God” in something, in a moment of your day? For me it is like hitting a hard reset on my computer; It is reconnecting to my mission, to that which makes me tick and makes me seek goodness. It is the self-awareness of seeing what is truly important and needed in a situation rather than just what I “want.” It is the moment of gratitude for what is, and the release of the angst for what isn’t. And in those moments, there is a sense of wholeness, of Oneness with Something greater than myself, with another person, or with the world around me. When I step outside of myself enough, at the end of my day or throughout the day, to momentarily name and celebrate that experience of Oneness, that is when I can say I find God in all things.

Lisa Kelly
IgnatianLife.org

6 Comments on How Do You Know If You Have Found God?

  1. I have no idea how this happened but on thought led to another after thinking about my life and the stupid things I’ve doing with it. I’m 15 and if I died a week ago I would’ve went to hell. I was depressed and the only thing that I could see that mattered was getting drunk or high. God awoken me to see the devil in my life. I see everything differently now. I used to question God in my head but say to myself don’t think like that he’s real but still I would question him in the back of my mind. I never thought once about what would happen to me if I died when I did all of that. I guess that showed I didn’t really believe it too much. But now I feel content with my life. I feel better about myself, God is the greatest antidepressant. I see that there are things bigger than me. And I will not stop striving to be as close to perfect as I can be. I know I will make mistakes but I will own them. I’m so lucky that I was awoken at such an early age and have everything figured out. People go there lives blind. And skme more details I didn’t mension was I was at a friends house on a Friday night when all of this came about and my family was having financial problems and my house didn’t have water or power when I left and one thing I thought about that night was why would God bless us when we are all terrible people consumed in sin. So I prayed that night saying that I am going to change and prayed for my family and the next morning my mom texted me and said all is well. I though myself and was like the first step is worship and I went to my friends first baptist church and the message just so happened to be about finding God and change. I am so grateful.

  2. When I experience those moments, which may last awhile, in which I need nothing more to be satisfied, secure, at peace, and without concerns about anything else in the world.

  3. Nothing fazes me no challenge is too big I don’t worry about anything I know everything will be fine I trust in God to know what I expect in life I will receive I never dwell on anything the past is past the future has not happened every day I live it like my first I see beauty in everything I look for the best in people not the worst I am grateful for my life I love my life I feel at peace I know I am not perfect and that I always strive to be a better person than I already am I do not judge others I accept that is how I know I have found God

  4. For me, it’s when I realize something that isn’t obvious or natural at that moment. In particular, when my reaction to something is not the usual or expected.

    If I am able to automatically relax when someone was attempting to provoke me or if I feel empathy when the expected emotional response was anger or frustration, then I am certain God is with me.

    Also, when I sincerely know deep down that everything is ok… that God is at ease with whatever we throw at Him, and that I should be at ease as well since He can handle anything and my reaction/intervention are not necessary.

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