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The Five Step Survival Guide for Working Women: Part 3

In Part 2 of the 5-Step Survival Guide for Working Women, you read 25 verses about God's Word. Were you aware of God sending messages to your heart as you focused on the beauty, power, strength, and love found in His Word? 

After taking this time to meditate on what God has revealed to you about His Word, it is time to look at what God says in His Word regarding the concern you are having. It is about the core root of the problem you are experiencing. The next step is to determine what God wants you to know. He wants to speak to you about this situation.


The next step is to look up every verse in the Bible which contains your word. This is so much easier now with the use of the internet! Writing out the words or typing them on your computer or phone gives you time to reflect on what you are writing, as it can penetrate your heart more deeply than just reading. You will start to see things that only God could reveal to you. You may see the same verse coming up over and over. You may see your word often coupled with another word. There will be a point at which you will clearly feel there is something God wants you to pay attention to. This will pass all understanding. Just like His peace passes all understanding, how He works in this also passes understanding. 


Years ago, I had trouble feeling or expressing love to someone whose decisions had hurt others I cared for. I went to the Bible and looked up the word "love." There are lots of verses with this word! I repeatedly saw similar verses, saying that God loves us and He loves me. God revealed to me that He loved both me and this person. I did not have the right not to love. Although I could not agree with this person's behavior and decisions, I still needed to treat them with love and respect. This made all the difference in dealing with the situation. 


There are websites where you can search for a specific word, and verses containing this word will come up. There could be a few verses which contain your word; there may be many. As you read through them, you will see some may not be relevant because of the context. Copy and paste the relevant ones into a Word or Google document. Then take some time to read them over to see what God has to reveal to you. 


Taking This to God in Prayer


Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word, which reveals so much. This situation I am currently dealing with is not easy. It is an ongoing stress in my life, taking up more of my time and energy than I would like. It seems to be related to (what you feel is the root). You want me to resolve this. Lord: You know me, and You love me. I trust You to guide me through Your Word – please open my heart to what You would have me learn, the steps You would have me follow, and the attitude You would have me express in this situation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


Over the next month, consider the following: 


Week 1:  Have confidence in knowing God wants you to have peace, no matter the situation. Take time to reflect on this over the first week.

You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13)

 Week 2: Find all the verses which contain your word. Set aside adequate time to complete this important step.


Week 3: Find a quiet place to review the verses you found. Write, or copy and paste, the verses which contain the word you are searching. Notice patterns or anything that catches your attention. You may see the same words keep on appearing with your word. Ask God for His wisdom and understanding as you review them.


Week 4: What has God revealed to you? Write it in your journal. Take some time to pray over this discovery this week.


May God richly bless you as you turn to Him for direction and wisdom. May His power, strength, and love be revealed to you in a close and personal way. 


Have a wonderful week!

Bonny, Christian Women at Work

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