One of the first steps to gaining a closer relationship with God is admitting that you need him in your life. Ironic, yeah? The reality is that we can’t do everything on our own, so admitting this will not only show a sense of humility in your life but will also show God that you have faith in his strength and guidance, rather than your own. As John 3:30 states, “He must increase, I must decrease.”
2. Remove yourself from harmful relationships.
I believe one of the biggest roadblocks to finding a deeper relationship with God is harmful relationships. Whether these relationships be with family, friends or co-workers, taking yourself out of the equation, or at least giving yourself some healthy distance, will provide you the necessary room and energy needed to first get right in your relationship with God. You must make yourself a priority in regards to your spiritual life. Although this might sound tough to accomplish, you won’t believe the freedom and liberty you will encounter when being able to solely focus on your relationship with God without having toxic relationships getting in your way.
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3. Get plugged into a local church or small group.
You won’t believe how much you’ll benefit from having a group of people to support you with help you along your journey with God. Getting plugged into a local church and/or small-group will help keep you accountable, give you wisdom when needed, and even be there for you in times of distress. Jesus’ church was always indented to be done within a community, so I encourage you to get yourself plugged into a community that cares about your relationship with God as much as you do. The Acts 2 church is a beautiful...