For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 

—Romans 8:14

There’s a principle you need to know if you want to find and live in the will of God. It’s the principle of surrender.

You and I should be so overwhelmed and moved by what God has done for us, starting with Christ and the cross and the resurrection, that we are willing to surrender our lives to him. We should say to the Lord, “Here I am, I’ll do whatever you want, Lord.”  

I was a teenager when I felt the Lord calling me to preach. I went to my minister and told him that I believed God was calling me to preach. I said, “I just want to know what God wants me to do. If he’s not calling me, he’d better tell me!” 

And that minister said, “Jack, you go home, you live your life at Eastern Hills High School, on your baseball team, and in your classroom. Live for Christ every day. Win your friends to Christ, so that when he does call you and shows you what he wants you to do, you’ll be ready.”

That was good advice. And it’s the advice I’m giving you today.

Surrender completely to him. Say this little prayer, “Lord, You have all of me. I want to do what you want me to do, not what I want to do.” Then follow wherever God leads you, and do what he says. This is how you live in the will of God.

WE SHOULD SAY TO THE LORD, “HERE I AM, I’LL DO WHATEVER YOU WANT, LORD.”