Today we are thinking about the very important issue of knowing God’s will for our lives. One of the most central pieces to this process has to do with our relationship to God. If we are walking closely with the Lord and truly desiring His will for our lives, God will place His desires in our hearts. The key is wanting God’s will, not our own. “Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).
The better we get to know a person, the more acquainted we become with his or her desires. The same is true with God. As we consider the many ways we can discern His will let us not forget that the time we spend with Him will pay big dividends in feeling like we have confidence in following Him. He desires to lead us in His way (Psalm 143:10) “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!”
God’s will is understandable and verifiable. Romans 12:2 says, “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.” This passage gives us an important sequence: the child of God refuses to be conformed to the world and instead allows himself to be transformed by the Spirit. As his mind is renewed according to the things of God, then he can know God’s perfect will.
My prayer is that we all grow closer to Him, so we can “understand what the Lord’s will is.” And then knowing, do that will. To God be the glory!