Doing God's Will in Your Life
As children of God, our greatest desire should be to do His will, and in our most thoughtful, mature moments, we want to do His will.
In fact, we delight many times in doing His will.
Invariably, looking back this far, we are amazed to see how He has guided us to where He wanted us to be.
But we can never assume a slothful attitude that says: "God does it all, and if He wants this done, He'll have to do it."
Yes, there are times, of course, when we reach a point when we must say: "I must leave this in the hands of God." But that is about coming to terms with what He wants, rather than what I want.
I have come to these conclusions:
A. Doing the will of God is rarely easy and uncomplicated.
Instead, it is often difficult and confusing. It is because we don't know where He is taking us, and we must bend our wills to His.
Most of us are not at all that excited about bending! We would much prefer resisting. That's why the Christian life is often such a struggle. It's a struggle between our will and His will. That's why Jesus said: Matt 16:24
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. NIV
Denying ourselves is a daily process.
B. We have to believe that He wants to speak to us, and we have to believe that He is leading.
We can talk about the will of God for hours, just so we don't have to do it. We like the predictable, rather than the risky.
And God says: "If you're going to believe me, you're going to have to take my word on this. You're going to have to believe that I am who I say I am, and that I will do exactly what I plan I will do."
We sometimes gag on that statement. Seldom do we read the word "impossible" in Scripture, but Hebrews 11:6 says: "Without faith, pleasing Him is impossible."
God loves it when we trust Him without meeting the picture before us!
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