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ďHow to Know You Are
Walking in Godís WillĒ
Psalm 37:1-5, 23

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Nothing is more important in a believerís life than finding and doing the will of God [not just for preachers, but also plumbers!]
Godís will is not like taking Alka-Seltzer
[good for me, but not enjoyable]
The will of God is not something we HAVE to do but something that we GET to do if we play our cards right!
Def.: the will of God is what we would choose for our own lives if we had sense enough to choose it.

Jesus said, My meat is to do the will of God [bread and butter]

Godís will for your life could be defined as: ďyou, as a believer, walking in the steps that God has ordered for your life.Ē
We live in dark days, but God wants for us to be able to walk in the light.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. [6] In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Isaiah 58:11
And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bonesÖ [big boned!]

Success is finding Godís will [as early in life as possible], following Godís will, and finishing Godís will [well done, good and faithfulÖ]
Some try to spell success w/ only 5 letters: M-O-N-E-Y
Psalm 32:8
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. [He can see further ahead!Ö]

Ephes. 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Classic fear: if I surrender, God will make me be a missionary to Africa [if itís Godís will, youíll end up wanting to do that, if youíve surrendered!]

v. 4 As a kid, I wanted to be a pilot [cattle ranch]
I surrendered [not a bad word!] and God gave me new desires!
Africa is the safest place on earth for you if itís His will.
We have bought a lie from the pit of hell, namely, that Godís will makes miserable! No, it will be filled w/ joy, contentment, and fulfillment!
When youíre in Godís will, He changes your ďwanterĒ!

Ever since I surrendered for ministry, Iíve wanted to be a pastor. And if you asked me then where I want to pastor, I would have said something like Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or maybe Honolulu! Iíd never have thought of Decatur, IL! But now that weíre here, we canít imagine why everyone doesnít want to be here!
Phil. 2:13
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Some say: ďGod isnít showing me His will!Ē

If God has a will for our lives, then it stands to reason that He wants to reveal it! [He is not playing ďkeep-a-wayĒ w/ His will.]
Ill.ówhen I want Kimberly to find her way around town [a little geographically challenged], do I make it difficult, or clear? N/S/E/W or Wal-Mart, Mall, water