One of the most confusing topics of Christian life can be God’s Will. We often wonder what job we should take, where to live, who to be in a relationship with, and many more big questions.
The good thing to know is that no matter what- if we are following Jesus with our lives -His will is to prosper us and not to harm us, and we see this clearly written in the Bible.
“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.
So how do we truly know the will of God?
How much time do we spend seeking the advice of others, or Googling answers to big life questions to see what Wikihow says we should do with our lives? Now imagine what would happen if we spent that same time asking God Himself what He already has planned. Amazing things would happen! How crazy is it that we are so impatient with God- reading this blog to see how we can get quick answers for our life -and we aren’t even seeking it?
Walk With God
The beautiful thing about our God is that He is all about a relationship rather than a religion. All He desires is to love you, and to have you love Him back. When we enter into a relationship with God, we surrender our will to His, and His desires become ours.
Think about it like this: If you had a friend that you hadn’t seen in a while, and every time you went out with them, all they were interested in was you buying them dinner. You would try and make conversation, see how they were and try to grow your friendship, but they are only interested in what you can buy for them. Would you keep buying them dinner, or would you be hurt because they didn’t want a relationship with you?
Now this may be a silly example, but that’s what we do to God. We just want answers and for Him to bless us, and we don’t even take time to know Him.
Realize Who God is
When you truly realize who God is, your own plans seem pretty small. The God of the universe, the one who calls the stars by name, and who designed the deepest parts of the oceans and tallest points of the mountains, designed your life too! Before you were even born, He created a plan for every second of your life that is greater than you could ever imagine. After reading that, how silly does it seem to try and plan your own path?
He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.
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