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:
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.