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5 Keys to Know God’s Will

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If God has a plan for your life how do you know what it is? So many people ask me how to discover God’s will for their life. It is such a real question. I want to encourage you that God wants you to know His will for your life more than you do!

Ephesians 2:10 We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!

So here are 5 keys to know God’s will:

1. Pray

Prayer is conversational. It is not intended to be religious or pious. Think if you were sitting down with the best dad ever who wants you to win, how would you talk to Him. Heart posture matters. If you had 30 minutes to have conversation how much do you really want to talk? I think listening is the most important part of prayer

2. Get in God’s word

So much of God’s will for your life is already in His word. He has a plan for how to win in relationships, your finances, and to make how to make a difference. If you have not read the Bible before a great place to start is in John (that is about 2/3 in). Focus on the words Jesus said. Let His written word be a focus in knowing His will.

3. Get a mentor

Life is not intended to be alone. David had Samuel, Joshua had Moses, Timothy had Paul. I could list many more. God often reveals His will in relationship with people who can help us get where God wants us to be. God speaks to other people on our behalf. His plan is we not just me.

4. Walk in Faith

Many times God leads us to do things that are very uncomfortable. Quick hint: if it is easy and you can do it without God, your vision is too small… Faith is doing the things God tells us to do by His strength and power. Faith is trusting that God is good and faithful. We are trusting that f you do what He told us to do, the outcome is for good and He will give us what we need to do it.

5. Start Serving

God’s will for your life is to love Him by serving others. Jesus often spoke of when you use the gifts He gave you to help people, it is as if we did it to Him. There is no greater feeling than knowing you made a lasting difference in the life of someone else.

So today… Spend 10 minutes talking with God, read one chapter in the book of John, set up a time with a Godly mentor to seek wisdom, take a step of faith that scares you, and serve someone who cannot serve you back.

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4 Steps to Live a Better Story

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All of us know there is a better story than the one we are currently living. We have a vision for our lives of what might be, should be, or even could have been. Then we look at our current reality and we see the gap between the could be and is. The gap is the better story I am talking about. Jesus talked about a story that He had written for our lives. It is this:

I have come to give you everything in abundance,  more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow! John 10:10 TPT

Here are 4 steps to live the story He has planned for you:

1. Begin to Know God

God does not want you to be religious. He wants to know you as a friend. Jesus said His sheep know His voice. Prayer in not one directional, it is conversational. Knowing God is about letting God lead you to the life He has planned. You don’t have to clean yourself up before you go to God, you go to God and let Him make you new.

2. Find Freedom

All of us struggle with things we wish we didn’t and those struggles are not all the same. We can turn to many things for comfort or escape that leave us with shame and more bondage. God’s plan for our freedom is in community. His plan is for us to have people in our lives that are finding freedom together. We are not intended to do life alone. It is together with God that we find freedom.

3. Discover Your Purpose

God has a plan for your life that is “life in its fullness until you overflow.” Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you discover why.” Your “why” is found in relationship with God. You are not an accident, but God has a specific plan for you to love Him by serving others with your gifts and talents.

4. Make a Difference

When you know your purpose, you can use that purpose to make a real difference. You were created to make the world different. You are a world changer! If you are still breathing, God has a plan for you. You can’t do everything but you can do something. When you keep doing something, those somethings add up to something significant.

So this week:

  • Spend time growing your relationship with God
  • Get in a community of Jesus followers
  • Come to our Growth Track class following one of our services
  • Use your gifts to make a meaningful difference in someone else life

Live a Better Story

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