The will of God.
We hear repeatedly that the Lord has a plan for us—and it’s good. We’re instructed to seek it, embrace it, and live it. We’re even told it’s the key to our future. But what is it? Even though God’s will sounds like something we need to know, the whole idea of it often stirs up more questions than answers.
Whatever your view of the will of God, it can seem grand and unreachable, can’t it? After my many years in ministry, I’ve heard enough people talk about how frustrated they are in their Christian lives that I’m fully persuaded there’s one ultimate reason: They don’t understand the nature of the will of God, nor do they know how to find it. And if you don’t understand these two things, you may feel insecure and directionless in your walk with God.
Maybe that’s what stirred your interest in this reading plan. Perhaps you want to honor your Savior and stay on track with what He envisions for your life. But that’s not usually what drives people to seek God’s will. More often than not, it’s questions about the future, decisions that must be made, and/or challenges that arise with no foreseeable solution that drive us to our knees before the Father.
As we move forward in seeking to understand the nature of God’s will and how to find it, we must remember one important truth—our God is a planner. He’s not a reactor. He didn’t set this world in motion to be ruled by chance or wild, unchecked forces. And He didn’t create you to live without hope and purpose. From before the beginning of time, God has been making plans for you and for me. He created this world with a variety of landscapes, colors, animals, plants, foods, smells, and textures … and He thought of everything to satisfy our needs, stir our imaginations, fascinate our minds, and give joy to our souls.
God’s also attentive to the great and impactful circumstances of your life. And He’s observant of details so small they escape your notice. He cares about the decisions, directions, problems, burdens, and conflicts that concern you.
Though the journey of seeking and living out God’s will may not be easy at times, it’s always worthwhile. When we listen to the Father and follow His will for our lives, we get His very best. It’s that simple. And we’ll experience the greatest joy and fulfillment imaginable because we’ll be living out the very reasons for which we were created.
So, are you ready to learn more about God’s will and pursue His ultimate plan for your life? Let’s get started.