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How Can I Know God's Will For My Life? (3 of 5)
Series: Got Questions?
OPEN: I once read the true story about a man who was a guest sailing aboard a submarine. Before they set sail, he asked the coxwain if there were any special regulations to be observed during exercises.
He said "I was puzzled when he replied by asking me how good my mental arithmetic was. He went on to explain the golden rule of submarine service: 'One of the most important things to remember on board a Submarine is to count how many times we dive, add the number of times we surface and then divide by two. If there is one left over, don't open the hatch.'"
APPLY: Seems simple doesn't it? But for the crew of a submarine that simple rule can make all the difference.
I've noticed that there often comes a point in an eager Christian's life when they want to know:
"What is God's Will for my life?"
The idea that God had purpose for my life made a great impact on my life when I read Eph 2:10
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
That passage (Eph 2:10) told me that God has something He wants me to do. And it tells me that there is something that God wants YOU to do as well.
Because we are Christians God has a purpose for us… a destiny for us to fulfill.
So how do I know what that purpose is?
How will I know what God wants me to do?
Well, just like the "Golden Rule" on board the submarine, knowing God's will for our lives isn't that hard. In fact, it's really quite simple.
1st - God has said very basic things about His will for your life
Ø He wants you to be saved
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16
Until we meet that purpose in our lives… nothing else matters. And if you don't belong to Jesus Christ this morning you need to make that decision. ...
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