How can I discover God’s will in my life?

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To discover God’s will in your life, please consider the following:

1-Check God’s Word “If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority” (John 7:17 NKJV), “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105). God’s Word will show you if a certain decision is right or wrong.

2-Be willing to learn “The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way” (Psalm 25:9 NKJV).

3-Ask other experienced Christians for advice “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14).

4-Observe God’s providence “I came … to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 2:12). God will often show you what He wants you to do through providential events around you. God often guides us in His will by closing doors to some opportunities and opening doors to others.

5-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).

6-Seek to glorify God “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). When you are seeking after God’s will, make sure that the option you choose will glorify Him. If one of your options is going to harm His kingdom, then it is the wrong option. Never forget to “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).

7-Listen to the Holy Spirit “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). In searching for God’s will, you need to listen for God’s still “small voice.”

8-Be patient “We count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy” (James 5:11).

9-Determine your heart’s desire “May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose” (Psalm 20:4 NKJV). Sometimes God will place a thing on your heart because He wants you to do that thing.

10-Weigh the evidences “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established” (2 Corinthians 13:1).

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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