“And such as violate the covenant he shall pervert and seduce with flatteries, but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God]” (Daniel 11:32, Amp).
Commitment for Continuity (2)
Following His Will
Whose will are we following?! A tough question we must ask ourselves.
Remember, In the beginning, God created us in his own image and made us rulers on the earth (he Is setting us for a purpose), wanted us to multiply and went forward to tell us in Jeremiah 29:11 (For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future).
Now, we can ascertain that the only will we must follow is that of God. So, how then can we explain the will of God?
One theme that all parts of Scripture take up in one way or another is the will of God. God’s will is as vast as his entire plan for creation, and from the standpoint of objective content, it seems to be settled and unchanging. Old and New Testament writers can thus refer to God’s will as if its existence is accepted by all. But though it may seem to have the character of a broad blueprint, in practical applications it is expressed in specific terms. God’s will can also be viewed from its active side as his conscious ‘deciding’, ‘willing’, and ‘choosing’ to do something.
Listening to God’s voice is important to understand God’s will for your life. But how can you discern God’s voice?
How do you follow God’s Plan/Will for Your Life?
- Be in prayer. A way to know that you are following God’s plan for your life is by being in prayer.
- Be actively reading the Word.
- Follow the commands He puts in your hear.
- Seek a godly community.
- Obey the Truth.
What is the will of God for our lives?
God’s ultimate will is the advancement of his kingdom (Dan 2:44), his glorification (1 Cor 10:31), and the salvation and sanctification of his children through his son, Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:9). Stop thinking of God’s will for your life as a separate plan from his will for his kingdom. God’s general will is directed at the salvation of all people. The will of God or divine will is the concept of God having a will (i.e. particular desire) for humanity. Ascribing your volition or plan to God, implies that you are ignoring His will for your own. A man has to see through the eyes God, then a god-defined will can be birth. Else, you will keep conflicting your desires for God’s.
How do you know the decision of God is your will?
It is very simple people!
Seek the Spirit of God through connecting with the Word of God! Simply, talk to God and ask Him to show you His will and read your Bible. These things must be connected to making a wise and godly decision. Remember this, God will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER ask you to make a decision that goes against His word.
Now that we understand that our existence in itself is the will of God, How then does God want us to make decisions?
God gives us the free choice and free will to live our lives the way we desires… God wants us to choose, because we love him and want to obey him-to make our decisions within the overall blueprint of his will. It is the Holy Spirit who can guide our choices even as we have freedom to make them.
In conclusion, we must understand that God has a plan for us! Also, we must remember that we already have what is necessary to do the will of God. So let’s all Press forward and finish strong!
May we not be found wanting at the end, Amen!