Do you ever struggle with wanting to know God’s will for your life?
If you said, “Yes,” to that question, then have no fear because we ALL struggle with this! I constantly find myself asking questions like, What am I going to do with my life? What does God want me to do? What if I don’t follow His road exactly? How will I know if I’m doing what God wants me to do? What if I don’t want to do what He wants me to do?
Although I certainly don’t have an exact answer for you or anything, I’m learning that fulfilling God’s will for our lives is much simpler than we thought. Here’s where we can begin:
1. Accept that we cannot know God’s plan for our lives
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:10
2. Seek Him constantly-
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” James 4:8
Learn more about Him through reading the Bible : “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
3. Glorify God in all that we do (1 Corinthians 10:31)
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
“We are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight…So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.” 2 Corinthians 5:6, 7, 9
4. Enjoy HIM forever
“These things, I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” Jesus’s words in John 15:11
“For apart from him, who can eat or find enjoyment?” Ecclesiastes 2:25
“I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live.” Ecclesiastes 3:12
Said simply, the next time that you begin to ask yourself, “What is God’s will for me?” take your eyes off of the problem and pray with your eyes on God. Have faith in and draw near to, glorify, and enjoy Him forever: this is, at least, the beginning of what it means to live according to God’s will.