“What do You want me to do, Lord?”
I think that’s a question every believer has asked at some point. I certainly have. In fact, I think it’s one of the most common questions Christians ask of God.
Most of us sincerely want to know God’s will for our lives.
We turn to God in search of answers to questions like… How do I deal with this difficult relationship? Is this career or business decision what You want for me? How do I best help those I love?
And those are fair questions to ask. Just read what Paul tells us in Ephesians 5:15-17 (NIV)…
Be very careful … how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
The Hebrew word “will” can mean desire. So, to do God’s will is to do what God desires and pleases Him. Jesus was the perfect model of doing this—He always did what pleased His Father (John 8:29).
And that’s your first clue to knowing God’s will for your life.
Knowing God’s will comes out of relationship—knowing God, following Christ, and keeping up with the Holy Spirit.
Knowing God’s will comes out of relationship—knowing God, following Christ, and keeping up with the Holy Spirit. In other words, a life open to His direction and purpose for you.
God has a macro plan for the whole created order, but there’s also a micro plan that’s designed exclusively for you!
P.S. I would love to help you learn more with a new series from Jill, Pete, and me titled God’s Will for My Life. In this series, you’ll find practical teaching on knowing God’s desire for the daily decisions you face… and also gain a broader understanding of His calling for your life.