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  • Erik Frederickson - Life Coach and Recovery Coach

3 Tips for Hearing God Better in Recovery

I was always good at praying when the handcuffs went on. As soon as those all too familiar constrictive shiny bracelets were snapped on, I started praying.


It took me years of slowly being drained of any life I had left in me to finally give up and start praying before the handcuffs went on.


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Relationship with God can be a difficult reality for some people in early recovery. I can say I’ve come a long way in just over a decade of knowing God and living free from addiction.


Here are 3 simple tips for connecting to God in a more sustainable and powerful way.


1- Be intentional about listening.


Have you ever met someone that never stops talking, and then doesn’t listen when you start talking? It can be hard to actually connect and get to know each other.

Prayer is two parts. If I’m just talking AT God all the time, how am I hearing the answers and getting to know Him? How can I get to know someone if I’m not listening to them?


I suggest this simple exercise to all my Recovery Coaching clients. Take ten minutes, three times a day, and quiet yourself and listen.


Be intentional, and position your heart to spend time with God throughout the day. Listen to His voice and grow in your connection with Him.


2- Trust that He is good.


In my early recovery I was a broken mess. The list of addictions left, but my internal world still needed healing and a transformational renewing.