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God’s Plan for Your Life
About God’s will, the Bible teaches that the Creator has a plan for every person on earth. And He is eager to reveal it to the ones that seek to find it. For He 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). Because of the complexities of life and the many ways in which the the devil can confuse people, it is necessary for the believer to receive fresh divine instruction daily through a connection with God (John 15:4). Thus, a Christian, who purposes in his heart to find God’s will, will certainly find the course of action he needs to take in any matter.
Guidelines to Find God’s Will?
1-Study 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), “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-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).
3-Be willing to learn. “The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way” (Psalm 25:9).
4-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.”
5-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).
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-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.
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). 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).
As you follow these steps, have faith that God’s will be known to you (Proverbs 3:5-6) for He who has promised is faithful to fulfill His Word (Matthew 24:35). The Lord promised His faithful ones a revelation of His will. “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him” (John 14:12).
In His service,