For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
Am I trying to please men, or myself, or God?
The starting place for learning to recognize God’s voice in your life is an absolute commitment to living a God-focused life, rather than a self-focused or man-focused life!
It is so easy to come to the conclusion that something must be God’s will for me because I really want it to be God’s will for me, or because I feel that other people really want me choose that way and so I must. And of course, God’s will for you may be the very thing that would also be most enjoyable to you or others.
But if you really want to learn to recognize God’s voice in your life, you must first come to the decision that your life is for God, not for you and not for meeting anyone else’s expectations—that anytime there is a conflict between what God wants for you and what you want for you, it is already decided that you will choose for God.
God wants you to know that when you are committed to pleasing Him above all else, then He will begin to reveal to you what would please Him in your life.
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