If you didn’t read yesterday’s post of 4 Simple Steps to Know the Will of God, please slide down and do that real quick.
Knowing God’s will has been difficult for me at times, and at other times, something I just “knew.” There is the big teaching on God’s permissive will, His will for the Church as a whole, His will for the lost, His will for the saved, but most of the time I hear that people want to know God’s specific will for their lives. Ephesians fuels this desire with this verse: “For you are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works which He prepared in advance for you to do.”
I like that. I like that a lot. Knowing God has specific purposes for me is fabulous. However, I can jack that up a bit with a little thing called My Agenda for the Universe. I wrote over here how my expectaions and entitlement issues can mess up my persepctive. This is the point we all must address: Are we asking God to reveal His will for us for Him… or for us?
No doubt they go together and no doubt His greatest will for us will bring us amazing pleasure and fulfillment. But our question is how do I find that out?
This is at the end of the post yesterday:
In order to know the will of God (regardless if it has ANYTHING to do with you, which, in mercy, it does), we must first be humbled and abandoned to the work of the Spirit in us. There is too much flesh noise to discern His voice from ours if we are not daily humbled to the voice and word of His Spirit.
“How do I do that?” you ask.
God’s will for your life will be most readily and perfectly exposed the more humbly and reverently you yield to the Spirit of God.
Yes, you can do Chazown, yes you can take spiritual gift assessments, but your first priority is to hear from the Spirit.
Hearing from the Spirit takes an elevated sense of Him living inside of you. It takes your effort of abandoning your self, your flesh, your dreams, your whatever and inwardly turning to HIs control and presence. No assumptions. No planning the future for Him. It is an active advance on a passive state before God. This state remains tense, ready to hear His voice at any given moment. It’s an inward, private place of worship and humility.
Know the Word.
Learn to quiet your heart to Him.
In this, you will no doubt know the will of God…and you will be completely satisfied.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him, but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2: 9 and 10