God called me to start this blog. God called me to follow my dream of speaking. God called me to be a mom. God called me to be a wife.

And you might be asking, BUT HOW DID YOU KNOW?!

If only He could just call us and be like “Hey, Lauren, this is my plan for you!” And then I could be like “Oh, thanks, now I know exactly what I need to do! Thanks God!” And I go on my happy way and conquer the world. Well it isn’t that easy. But, it’s pretty dang close. 

I’m a big follow your heart type of girl. Common sense. Instincts. Intuition. Trust your gut. Whatever you want to call it, do it. There have been actual studies on this and books written on it. My therapist told me the name of one but I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called or find it. But one book I listened to recently that talked a lot about this was The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. It was life changing. But seriously, have you ever thought you should do one thing, then let your brain get in the way, then after the fact realized you should have trusted your instinct? Best example, ordering food. You know the feeling I’m talking about, when you can’t decide and you order the steak and veggies then your food comes and you realize you should have ordered the chicken Oscar? This is my dilemma at my birthday dinner every year in case you were wondering. 

When I get this feeling in the depths of my soul about something, I do something crazy. I LISTEN TO IT! Because, I have learned that it’s God. Maybe not about the steak and chicken, but about things like having another baby (talking about when we tried for Auden mom 😉), when I went full time with my photography, when I started this blog, when I need to talk to Dominic about something bothering me, when I did my first speaking events, and so many other things. 

Sometimes when I am doubting myself, and God is like “Oh no, I don’t think so.” He get’s a little bit more direct, and it’s usually through music. Like to the point where I can’t even control the music in my car. It’s almost a bit creepy. Or when I’m running and about to give up or thinking about something that has been bothering me. It’s like he knows what I need to hear.

That’s what happens for me. Your God moments, are probably completely different than mine. The only thing you can do is open your mind to them. Be accepting of them. Don’t brush them off. God is always talking to us. We just aren’t always listening.