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1. The Good, Acceptable, and Perfect Will of God - The Lord has an ideal plan for every individual's life that will be found through prayer the scriptures and obedience. (Jer. 29:11) Our example for following 100% of thc will of God is found in Jesus Christ in whom arc hidden all thc treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Col. 2:3)

2. Finding the will of God for you life will involve seeking Godly council trusting in the Lord with all your heart auld not relying on your own insight and being willing to do whatever the Holy Spirit wants you to do. Prov. 15:22,Prov.3:5,6,Johll 16:13)

3. One becomes more discerning of the finer aspects of the will of God through experienced in righteousness. (Heb. 5:14) One's mind is gradually transformed through years of trust and obedience to thc Lord sensitizing it to higher levels of the will of God. (Rom. 12:1 ~) God open reveals just enough of thc w ill of God for our mind will and emotions to handle. (Psa. 37:23)

4. The Bible reveals thc will of God through its teaching. rebukes, corrections and training aspects so that we can be equipped for every good work. (2 Tim. 3:16 17) God gives various spiritual gifts to help channel us in the areas of His will that we will be most effective. (Eph. 4:11 12)

5. God uses the cooperative efforts of thc people in His church to accomplish long lasting challenges in communities (Eph. 4:1 1-18) God will never give us more responsibilities than we are able to handle. (Lk. 16:10 )

Hindrances to Knowing the Will of God -

1. Failure to submit to the law of thc Fathcr. the love of Son of God and the liberties of the Holy Spirit. (James 4:1-4)

2. Unwillingness to confess and forsake all sins of omission sins of commission sins of disposition or sins of wrong assumptions. (Psa. 66:18)

3. Failure to spend quality time with Lord in your devotions asking God- to reveal every aspect of His will'and His plans to you. (Psa. 143:8)

4. Failure to keep our eyes on Jesus instead of on circumstances or other people. Heb. 12:1-4)

5. Unwillingness to seek Godly council and to follow good advice. (Is. 1:1-5)

6. Associating oneself with bad Companions (I Cor. 15:33)

7. Lack of endurance(James 5:10)

8. Unwillingness to discipline yourself for the purpose of Godliness. Tim. 4:7 8)

9. Unwillingness to delight to test and to commit all of your ways to the Lord. (Psa. 3 7:3-5)

10. Unwillingness to undergo thc apprenticeship that arc necessary for discovering all of the will of (God. (Merely being a hearer of the word without making applications principles. (James 1:22)

11. Allowing yourself become discouraged by Critics or circumstances. or mistakes. (I Pct. 2:15)

12. Lack of commitment to Christ His church or His great COmmission hl Matt. 22:19.

13. Failure to be led by the Spirit but choosing to be led by fleshly desires. impulses and subjective feelings. (Rom. 8:6-8)

14. Poor choice of priorities. (Matt. 4:19 20)

15. Failure to admit that we are all helpless to know the will of God with our own wisdom. God knows we are helpless without the inspiration illumination and teaching of the Holy Spirit. (Matt. 7:7)

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