How do I know what God’s will for my life is? | Short Sermon Series
“How do I know what God’s will for my life is?” We often wish that God could just tell us what we should do in an obvious and audible manner. But God loves us too much to make our decisions for us, and He’s not going to deprive us of the deepening of our faith that takes places whenever we are at crossroads.
To figure out God’s will for your life, think about how you would figure out how to get to a location you’re not familiar with. Perhaps this place is an unspecified location in the mountains or deep in the forest. What would you do? You might consult a map, or ask a friend who has been there before.
Likewise, to discern God’s will, we can use the map that God has provided for us to get to know Him better – the Bible! Through reading God’s word and applying it to our lives, we learn to recognise His voice and we can be surer of where He is leading us (John 10:27). God has also surrounded us with community in the form of our friends, family and church leaders to give us wisdom on the right path we should take (Eph 4:9-12). Often, verbalising your uncertainties and discussing them with people who care about you can help you see God’s leading more clearly.
While a map and a friend’s advice can be helpful in leading you to the unfamiliar location, there is nothing better than having someone accompany you there. Similarly, there is no better way to figure out God’s will than to ask Him to show you and lead you there Himself. God desires for you to know His will! He is not hiding it from you, but you need to be willing to seek it out. Jesus reinforces this in Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you”. Ask, seek, knock. Come to the feet of God daily and sit and listen. As you spend more time in communion with Him, you will find what you’re looking for, and more!