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How to Find Godís Will?


All of us know that we have to follow Godís will.

We even know that if we follow the will of God in our lives, it gives us immense satisfaction and thatís the best thing we can ever do.

But most of the Christians arenít following the will of God because they donít know the will of God.

As a result, many Christians go through terrible problems and situations.

Hosea 4:6 Ė ďMy people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.Ē

If we do not follow the will of God in our lives, we have to pay a heavy price and face the negative consequences.

So, how can we find out the will of God for our lives?

We can find the will of God through the following ways:

1. Godís Word

Psalm 40:8 Ė ďI desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.Ē

Law of God = Will of God

Example: We know through the Word of God that marrying an unbeliever is not Godís will (2 Cor. 6:19).

The Word of God reveals that it is Godís will for a man to have only one wife.

The first and primary way of knowing the will of God is the Word of God.

Through the Word of God, we know that God wants us to be whole and not sick (Matthew 8:2-3).

Matthew 8:2-3 Ė ďA man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, ĎLord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.í 3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. ĎI am willing,í he said. ĎBe clean!í Immediately he was cured of his leprosy.Ē

Through the Word of God, we know that it is not the will of God for us to be poor and in debts; but He wants us to have enough so that our needs are met and we can give to others too (see Prov. 22:7; Phil. 4:19; Ps. 35:27).

Proverbs 22:7 Ė ďThe rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.Ē

God doesnít want us to be depressed, but He wants us to be happy and full of joy (Phil. 4:4).

In the same way, through the Word of God we know that it is not Godís will for us to be oppressed of the demons.

We know through the Word that the Lord wants us to live harmoniously and have good relationships with the people around us.

We know through the Word of God in 2 Peter 3:9 that God wants everyone to be saved.

We know through the Word of God that abortion is murder Ė John the Baptist in Elizabethís womb.

The general will of God is clearly specified in the Word of God for us.

But how to know the specific will of God?

The Bible doesnít tell us which job to go for. It doesnít tell us whom to marry. It doesnít tell us what exactly we need to do for our future career or life.

We need to understand one thing. We can know the specific will of God only when we follow the general will of God (E.g., marrying a person, job, making major decisions).

These things can be revealed to us only when we are following what is already revealed in the Word Ė i.e. the general will of God.

So, how do we find the specific will of God?

The specific will of God can be known through the following ways:


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