Sunday, October 7, 2007

What Is God's Will For My Life?

This question is one that comes up frequently. Christian believers tend to ask this question when they are seeking the best ways to serve the Kingdom of God. Unbelievers tend to ask this question in order to determine if they want to become Christians. There are seven things regarding God's Will that are revealed in the Bible that apply to all people.
1) Be Saved
"The Lord in not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."
2 Peter 3:9 NIV
2) Be Filled with the Holy Spirit
"Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit."
Ephesians 5:17-18 NIV
3) Be Sanctified
"It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable."
1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 NIV
4) Be Submissive
"Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men."
1 Peter 2:13-15 NIV
5) Suffer for Him
"It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil."
1 Peter 3:17 NIV
"So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good."
1 Peter 4:19 NIV
6) Be Thankful
"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV
7) Prove God's Will
"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Romans 12:2 NIV
When you have committed your life to Christ, you will be filled with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit will convict you and move you. Saturate yourself in God's Holy Word, the Bible. Since you are one with God, you will be given direction in your life regarding any specific callings, including callings to become a full-time minister, missionary, or Christian teacher for examples. Ask God to help you in this matter. However, the first step is to be saved. Without repentance of your sins and acceptance of Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, any specific callings that might be in your future will be on hold. If you are an unbeliever, accept Christ today. I pray for your salvation. May God Bless you!

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