Why have we turned “finding God’s will” into such a hot-and-cold/hide-and-seek scavenger hunt? It’s good (and Biblical) to seek God’s will, but it’s not near as complicated as so many people have made it out to be. Even the phrase “finding God’s will” implies that it’s lost and there’s a search going on to locate it.
GOOD NEWS: God’s will is not lost and it’s not complicated.
We all love formulas and and mechanics, so on Sunday at Awaken, as we covered this topic, I gave a process on how to find God’s will for your life. It’s a 5 to 6 step process called Proverbs 3:5 TO 6, and here’s how it works…
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
In the pursuit of God’s will for our lives, God has given us something so much better than formulas and codes – He’s given us a relationship!
A lot of people have gone about it all the wrong way. They treat God’s will as though it’s some distant future plan that He has for them, that will take years of frustration and secret decoding to figure out. But as long as you are in God’s Word, in prayer, and in repentance, God promises to lead and direct you. And as you are faithful with what God has told you in black and white in Scripture (1 Thess 4:3, 1 Thess 5:18, 1 Peter 2:15), He’ll be faithful to guide you.
So, bloom where you’re planted. Dig your roots in where you are and be faithful with what God has given you and you’ll find yourself living directly in the middle of God’s will for your life!