The topic of “God’s will” has sparked many conversations, concerns, questions, and sometimes even frustration for many people. In this day and age we want to know everything NOW, but if we look at the biblical account, most people had no idea what the will of God was for that year, let alone their entire lives. Men and women who were used by God to prophetically speak to nations, destroy armies, and even raise the dead didn’t know beforehand where they would end up, only the next step.
People ask “How do I find out God’s will for my life?” and Romans 12:1-2 states it perfectly:
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritualact of worship.Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
We need to live in such a way that our life is spiritual worship, and demonstrate with our bodies how beautiful Christ really is by our actions. Yes, Jesus forms us and is changing us daily, but God desires our efforts as well. We can’t expect God to radically change us if we don’t even spend time with Him in prayer or read the Bible! Let me encourage you, if you are searching for answers about the will of God in your life, and you can’t seem to find them, don’t worry. Don’t worry about what God has for you years down the road; instead seek his will out for today. Be sensitive to the Spirit of God and allow Him to speak into your life.
Looking at the Bible, God shows us the things that are His will for us all. Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable.” He also says “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:18).
If we are not obeying these guidelines already, how can God trust us with the WHOLE picture? Understand that God knows all. Not only does He know exactly what’s in store for you, but He also has perfect timing; so when you pray, take all this into consideration. Everything will work out if you keep your heart and mind set to him. Don’t be discouraged if you still have no clue what to do, just be obedient and trust Him, plain and simple. Seek God daily, and pray for His will in your life every morning.