Monday, January 16, 2017

God's Will for You

Often in this life, believers long for clear-cut direction from God. We want obvious, miraculous signs to show us if we should make a career change, have another baby, move cross country, embark on a new adventure, or just stay put and be faithful right where we are.

How can we know what God is calling us to do?



Certainly God does direct us especially clearly at times through our circumstances- an opportunity just falls into our laps, doors open or shut, the writing is on the wall. Other times we are left waiting and wondering, unsure of His movement.

Waiting and uncertainty are difficult. Ask me how I know :).

Today, if you are unsure of the next step and looking for direction...

here is God's revealed will for you:

1. Your sanctification.

"For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor," 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4

2. Lack of conformity to the world, transformation of a mind renewed in His Word.

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." 
Romans 12:2

3. Obedience and good work from the heart.

"Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heartas you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man," 
Ephesians 6:5-7

4. Constant prayer and thanksgiving.

 "pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

5. Do good.

"For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people." 1 Peter 2:15

If we make it our business to obey God's will for all Christians as revealed in His Word, I have no doubt that He will attend to all of the circumstantial aspects of our lives. Instead of floundering while we wait for a sign for our next step, let's strive after greater obedience to God {grounded in grace, of course!} and trust Him with the rest.

He's got this. 

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