Candace Cameron Bure And Heather MacFadyen Share The Importance Of Developing A ‘God-Listening Heart’

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Candace Cameron Bure And Heather MacFadyen Share The Importance Of Developing A ‘God-Listening Heart’

By Movieguide® Contributor

In a recent podcast episode, Candace Cameron Bure and Heather MacFadyen discussed developing a “God-listening heart” and figuring out when God is leading us and when we’re leading ourselves. 

On an episode of THE CANDACE CAMERON BURE PODCAST, MacFadyen introduced the concept of figuring out what is a good idea versus what is God’s idea. 

Bure, who said she struggled with this, shared, “We have to pray about the things that we’re asking those questions [about]. We have to sit and listen to God and sometimes, He brings things to mind, and that might be an answer.” 

“Sometimes you just don’t know if God’s leading, or if it’s a ‘you’ answer,” MacFadyen added. “But you gotta make a decision and you just make it and walk in it…and God will reveal to you. God will steer you back in the right direction if it’s not actually where He was leading you.”

The pair discussed the importance of praying for “a listening heart,” and MacFadyen compared it to hearing-impaired children getting cochlear implants and hearing their parents’ voices for the first time. 

“I just think of God,” she continued. “And if He could reach our listening heart, I think the things He’d want to communicate are our identity and our worth and our value and how much He loves us.”

MacFadyen went on to say that we need to ask ourselves, “What’s God’s voice? What’s our thoughts? What’s the world’s?” and to “just be patient in the process” of tuning our listening hearts. 

“You have to sit and listen and…spend that time with Him,” Bure agreed. “To invest [and to] be able to spend time with Him.”

The pair spoke about God’s will in another episode of THE CANDACE CAMERON BURE PODCAST. Movieguide® previously reported:

In a recent episode of the Candace Cameron Bure podcast, the actress sat down with writer and podcaster Heather MacFadyen to talk about the different ways culture measure success.

MacFadyen spoke about the ups and downs she went through on the road to success, from deciding not to go to medical school, to trying to figure out a career in the entertainment industry, to becoming a teacher’s aide. 

Bure shared her own story of feeling lost when FULL HOUSE came to an end. She was married to hockey player Valeri Bure and felt a little “directionless” just attending his games, with no work in her own life. 

The pair also said that, after having children, many people in their lives encouraged them to give up their careers. 

“People can give us advice,” Bure said. “It’s not always good advice, it might not be bad advice, but it’s not necessarily the right advice. And that’s why we need to listen to God.”

“That’s the key,” MacFadyen agreed. “His goal was protection of you and to keep you from feeling failure, as if we get to hold the keys to success and failure looks like.” 

She went on to say that, even in a moment when she felt like she had failed, her job as a teacher’s aide led her to considering work as a speech therapist. MacFadyen’s husband’s job moved the family to San Francisco and she started attending grad school and volunteering at a hospital. She was eventually moved to the speech language pathology department and offered a job there. 

Bure also found her own footing, maturing as a “hockey wife” and continuing to create a life for her family as they moved around the country. 

“God’s will…it’s right in front of you if you’re just, each step, surrendering enough to depend on where He’s taking you,” MacFadyen shared. 

Bure agreed, saying, “We are so often looking for the big thing…and it’s like, the big thing is right in front of you! It’s your dependency upon God to look to Him and listen to Him and hear Him and be obedient to Him.”

“The success comes from this humble place of fully occupying your God-given space,” MacFadyen concluded. 

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