What is God’s Will for Your Life?
The other day I was chatting with a good friend of mine. He is going through a rough patch, and he told me that he has asked God a question which inspired this post. He said, “God what is your will in this situation?” We often question God about things that happen. We also, ask things like, “What is God’s will for my life?” And, “What is God’s plan through this time of trouble?”
I think these questions are, mostly, well-intentioned, but God never called us to know the reasons why things happen. We are also not called to know God’s specific plan for our lives. Deuteronomy 29:29 speaks to this:
The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
This passage makes it clear that there are “secret things” that are God’s. Granted, this could mean a plethora of things, but the next section of the sentence tells us what we should be focused on when the author of Deuteronomy says, “the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
We are to focus on what God has given to us, and we have been given the Scriptures. The Scriptures are what we have to live our lives by. The moment we take our eye off of what God has given to us, is the moment that we forsake God’s will. When we try to figure out the things that belong to God, we get taken off our mission. Our mission is to learn the Scriptures, teach the Scriptures, and live out the teachings of the Scriptures. If we focus on what God has given to us, then we can be assured that we are in his will.
Thanks for reading.
P.S. If you see an ad for Joel Osteen’s new book at the bottom…don’t buy it.