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4 Better Questions to Ask When Making Decisions

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How do we navigate the mountain of decisions before us daily and not be paralysed into inaction? As believers, is there a better way to make decisions? What are the biggest considerations we need to be mindful of? Here are four useful questions we can ask ourselves through the decision-making process.
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3 Things I Got Wrong About Trusting God

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We all know what it’s like to grapple with hurt or disappointment when our trust gets broken or when we find ourselves breaking someone else’s trust. Whether it’s keeping secrets for your best friend or meeting deadlines for your boss, trust is an important aspect of relationships—even more so when it comes to our relationship with God. But what does it really mean to trust God? Here are three misconceptions I wish to dispel.
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How to Respond When a Friend Confesses Their Sin

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We all struggle with temptation and sin every day (Rom 3:23), and know the right thing to do—but it’s a lot easier said than done. Often, we wrestle with our sin for a long time, and sometimes even minimise or excuse it altogether. Talking to others about it may be the last thing on our minds. So, when we do hear about a friend’s sin, we could be at a loss as to how to respond.
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Can I Confess Something?

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We had just finished a study and were about to share our prayer requests when one of them began by saying: “If you could please pray for me, I feel like I’m addicted to shopping. Like maybe I’m spending a bit too much buying things that I don’t need.” When I heard this, I felt crestfallen. Not because there was anything wrong with what she had shared, but because I suddenly felt like I could not be as honest with my own confession.

What If Christianity Isn't Working for Me?

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Perhaps you might feel like we’ve been dealt a bad hand in life—you’ve gone through job losses, financial struggles, abuse, physical ailments, or even the loss of a loved one. Or maybe you’ve become too accustomed to the comforts of living in the 21st century, having every need met and every desire satisfied with just a click of a button. In both extremes, the cry of the heart can be surprisingly similar—"Why bother with God?”
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Is God Leading You into a Season of Pruning?

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Since my home church in Mexico sent me out for missions in East Asia almost five years ago, I had been living by a mindset that it’s my responsibility to be productive in whatever ministry God leads me to. However, in the past year, I haven’t felt as busy or “productive” the way I have in other locations I’ve lived in. The extra downtime has prompted me to reflect on the years I’ve spent on this side of the world, which made me realise that I’ve been feeling weary for quite some time.
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4 Reasons God's Love is the Best Foundation for Your Life

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We’re all drawn to building our lives on the foundations of money, success, and recognition. I will confess that I, too, was like that—wanting to be recognised for doing amazing things and to have wealth that would place me somewhere near the top of the social strata.
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All There: 5 Tips on Being Fully Present with God

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Ever conversed with a person who just really makes you feel heard and received? Who’s undistracted, and all there? Here’s my aha moment of late: Real presence with other people actually begins with the way we’re present with God.
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Why Isn't God Doing Something Big Through Me?

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We’re often told to dream big for God, or that “God wants to do something big through you!” Perhaps we picture ourselves vaulting over jungles to an unreached people group, or running a homeless ministry, or a crazy amount of colleagues becoming Christians because of our influence. But I've come to the realisation that sometimes, my desire to do something big for God has been, at times, just a desire not to be small.