I hear a lot of people talking about God’s will. The amazing thing is that most of us walk around acting like we’ve got this whole thing figured out, but living like we don’t have a clue. We can talk a pretty good game, but when it comes to walking, we are barefooted and on the rocks.
It’s not that God’s will is really all that complicated. God’s will is really pretty simple, when you and I are willing to get real about it. The complication comes in, when we add all of our stuff to the mix.
If you want to know and do God’s will then read, apply, obey and practice Romans 12:1-2: “1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
1.) Give yourself completely to God! This is your spiritual service of worship! It does not really matter what anybody else thinks. People say they want to know God’s will and then listen to what everybody, except God has to say about it. If you really want to know God’s will, then take five minutes to not care about what anyone else thinks or has to say about it. Ask God to reveal His will and to give you peace. Read His Word and listen for the voice of His Spirit. In this five minutes give yourself completely to Him and you will know His will, now the question is: What are you going to do about it?
2.) Don’t be conformed, but transformed! Let the Spirit renew your mind, so that you are not thinking your way or the worlds way, but His way. After you spend five minutes and discover His will, it will amaze you at how fast it can be taken away from you. We fight way to many fights that we don’t need to fight. Don’t let others or the world shape you. Instead allow the Spirit of God to recreate you into something amazing for His glory.
3.) Prove God’s will – in and through your living! This is action that is good, acceptable and perfect. You need to prove His will to yourself and to others, so just live the life that He has marked out for you – moment by moment!
God has an amazing plan for your life – don’t miss out on it, because you got caught up in playing a game of pretend with everybody else. It is the simple and consistent steps of obedience that allow God to take you to where you could never take yourself! Enjoy the journey!