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Knowing God’s Will

Did you know that you can know what the will of God is for your life? It is possible to know, and not wonder, which path to take so that when you take the path you are able to take it in faith not wavering that it was His will. Too often, Christians are taking steps uncertain as to if it’s what they are supposed to do. Because of this, it’s hard, if not impossible, to have any faith it will work out.

James 1:6-7 says “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.”

So according to James, if we are taking steps not in faith, but instead doubting, we shouldn’t expect to receive anything from God. And that’s not because God doesn’t want to give it to us, but it’s because faith is how we receive everything from Him.

Romans 12:2 tells us “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

What is it that we are renewing our mind to? His Word! As we renew our mind to His Word, His perfect will is revealed to us. Now, as a result of knowing His will, we can pray according to it.

1 John 5:14-15 tells us that when we pray according to the will of God we can not only have confidence that He hears us, but also that we will have what we pray. It would not say this were it not possible to know His will without a doubt.

If we are uncertain about something being the will of God, we need to pause and take time to seek Him so we can know what His will is in that situation. 1 Corinthians 2:9 says “eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor entered into the heart of man the things God has prepared for those that love Him”. BUT it doesn’t stop there! Verse 10 says God has revealed these things to us by His Spirit. If we ask and seek, He will reveal His will to us by His Spirit.

Too many times, christians take steps hoping they are in the will of God but not sure. Then, when things don’t work out they blame God. But God is not the one to blame when we aren’t taking the time to find out what His will is.

It is our responsibility to seek out and KNOW His will! Then, when we take that step we are about to take, it is a true step of genuine faith without doubt and unbelief. Now, instead of leaving it up to “chance” if it works out or not, we can take that step in confidence knowing by faith what God has said He wants for us will without a doubt be done!


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