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Discovering God’s will for your life

March 31, 2009

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

--Proverbs 3:5-6

As you think about your paths today… about God’s will for your life… remember that knowing the will of God is not so much a life map as it is a lifestyle. It’s not so much a road map as it is a relationship.

What this means is this: The will of God isn’t accomplished in your life by you figuring out a confusing formula or going through some kind of convoluted process. It’s found as you walk with God one day at a time, one step at a time, trusting him in all your ways. That’s when his will will be made apparent in your life!

But it’s important to note that when you’re seeking the will of God for your life, you first have to concentrate on your character. Because God is more interested in who you are than in what you do.

So today, let me ask you, are there any character issues in your life about which you need to talk to God? Really think about that for a moment. What about the words you speak? The places you visit on the internet? The people you let influence you? What about the decisions you make at work?

It’s been said that our character is the sum total of the decisions we make. So if that’s the case, what do your decisions say about your character?

Now, I want to dispel the myth that doing God’s will is doing the one thing that will make you the most miserable. That’s not the case at all! God has chosen a good way and a perfect will for your life. And what’s great is that he often uses your talents and interests to accomplish his plan.

So don’t be afraid of God’s will. Commit your character to him and look forward with anticipation to what he has in store for you!


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