Finding the will of God
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
— Proverbs 3:5-6
Do you have some important decisions to make? Maybe you need to make critical choices about a relationship, your career, or concerning your children.
Well, regardless of the choices that may be before you, God cares about the decisions you and I will make. And if we let him, he will guide us to make choices that honor him and that will bless us.
So let me share a few suggestions that can help you better understand the will of God:
· First, our choices must align with the moral will of God. The Spirit will never lead us to do anything contrary to the Scripture, his truths, or principles.
· Second, seek godly advice. Now, don’t seek just anyone’s opinion. Talk to people who know the Scripture, who are personally following God’s will, and who care about your spiritual faithfulness and growth.
· Third, consider how your choice will impact your immediate relationships. We don’t live in isolation, so we must consider how decisions will touch our immediate family and dearest friends.
· And fourth and finally, ask yourself, “What’s my motive for making this decision?” Your motive should be honest, sincere, and ultimately, needs to glorify God.
THE SPIRIT WILL NEVER LEAD US TO DO ANYTHING CONTRARY TO THE SCRIPTURE, HIS TRUTHS, OR PRINCIPLES!