I gave up the word ‘God’ after seeing another person on this site do the same. It called to me very strongly because I felt that I’d been using the word too much to add validity or certainty to my statements. “God is calling me…” became “I felt called to….” I did this for more than a week, because it took me a while to really get to the root of my issue. In reality, over the past year, I had allowed a number of things that weren’t ‘of God’ to become ‘of God’ for me. What I was feeling called to do was to stop obsessing over things like the church as an institution, over my finances and work as part of God’s will, over my future. It was my time to remove the money changers from the temple and to let God’s real presence be the whole of my focus in prayer.

Rick, NC