Summary: Many people doesn't know how to discern God's will. With this explanation I hope we can learn and find God's will in our life and be determined to do the will of God
How Can I Know God’s Will For My Life?
God has purpose for our life. We can see in Ephesians 2:10
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Because we are Christians God has a purpose for us… a destiny for us to fulfill.
1st – God has said very basic things about His will for your life
Ø He wants you to be saved
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Until we meet that purpose in our lives… nothing else matters. And if you don’t belong to Jesus Christ this morning you need to make that decision. (sooner rather than later)
Ø After we’re saved, God wants us to reflect Him, by being His Witness. In fact, He wants you live your lives as a model for the world to see.
1 Peter 2:15 tells us “For it is GOD’S WILL that BY DOING GOOD you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men”
We should live such decent lives that even those who hate Christ won’t have anything to accuse us of.
Now that’s just generic “Will of God” stuff that will be true for every Christian. But how to know HIS Perfect will in our life ? (There’s Will of God & Perfect Will of God)
God is very clear on how we can know His will for our lives. It means, God does not speak to us with secret codes or whatever about what His Will is in our life. He gave us His WORD (THE BIBLE !) Let’s read in Romans 12:2
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. THEN you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is— his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
You see, the key to learning God’s will for your life is to make yourself ready for the time when God wants you to do something.
How do you make yourself ready?
You make yourself ready by learning to think like God thinks by:
• Reading your Bible
• Going to church
• Attending Sunday School
• Going to Bible Studies
In other words, you soak God’s thinking into your mind.
ILLUS: That’s exactly how some of the great men and women of the Bible prepared themselves for God’s purpose. An excellent example of this is the story of David.
We usually think of David as just appearing out of nowhere to confront a giant on the field of battle. But in reality, David had been preparing for that confrontation long before that fateful day. As a boy, David had spent his days out in the fields watching his father’s sheep. But he had not been idly spending his time gazing on the flocks in the field and the clouds in the sky. No. He had been spending his time meditating on the law of God "day and night” (Psalm 1:2). In fact, David was so involved in this activity that he began to write songs that spoke of the glory of God that he found in Scripture… and David was honored to be brought into the court of King Saul to ease that King’s tortured mind with the Psalms he had written while he was out in the fields.
Thus, when David went out into the field of battle against Goliath, he had long been prepared by his constant exposure to God’s mindset… so much so that he became offended by Goliath’s taunts and went out on the field of battle to declare:
"You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” 1 Samuel 17:45
David had allowed God’s thinking to TRANFORM his own.
But there is a kind of thinking that competes with God’s. It’s called the “Pattern of this world”.
The world constantly tries to conform me to it’s way of thinking. It does this by the books it turns out, the movies and TV shows that many of us could watch, and the video games that we could play.
Now I don’t mean to say that every TV show we watch or book we read has to be “Christian.”
But we’ve got to be careful what we allow into our homes and our minds.
The key to learning God’s will for our PERSONAL lives is soak “God’s kind of thinking” into our minds so that we’ll be READY when He wants to make use of us.
Now is it possible that we might MISS OUT on God’s will???