Christians are often perplexed as they try to find God’s plans for their lives. But there is no need to worry for He is eager to reveal His good plans for all that seek Him. The Lord promised, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you” (Psalm 32:8). A Christian thus instructed, who purposes in his heart to do nothing in any way that will displease God, will certainly be shown what course of action to take in any matter.
The following are keys that will help the believer to know God’s will for his life:
Search God’s Word for direction:
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).
Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you:
“Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, this is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21).
Pray (and fast):
“This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him” (1 John 5:14, 15).
Seek the counsel of godly experienced people:
“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14).
Look for God’s Providences through open and closed doors:
“I came … to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 2:12).
Study and weigh the possibilities:
“In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established” (2 Corinthians 13:1).
Determine your heart’s desire:
“May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose” (Psalm 20:4).
Have faith in God:
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5, 6).
Aim to glorify God not self:
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
As you follow consider these keys, trust that God will surely make His will known to you (Proverbs 3:5-6) for He who has promised is faithful to fulfill His Word (Matthew 24:35).
In His service,
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