Commit: God’s Will

God has a will for your life, and His plan is good (Jer. 29:11)! He is not hiding it from you. God wants you to know and do, to find and enjoy His will. Here are some things Scripture clearly tells us are God’s will.

In John 4:34 Jesus says, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.” The Father sent Jesus to redeem you and me, to seek and save the lost. Jesus got more satisfaction and nourishment out of seeing lives changed than eating. It is God’s will for you to be saved.

God’s word is a lamp and a light to our path. He reveals His will through His word. Faith comes by hearing the word of God (Rom. 10:17). Man shall not live by bread alone, but by God’s word (Matt. 4:4). Jesus is the bread of Life and He alone has the words of life!

Found people find others. Reached people reach others. Jesus sowed the seed by witnessing to the woman at the well. The woman sowed the seed by saying, “Come see a man….” Now is the time for sowing and reaping locally and globally. Proverbs 11:30 says, “He who wins souls is wise.”

Doing God’s will costs you, but doing your will costs you more!

This word is found in the Old and New Testament concerning prayer. We are to pray for God’s will to be done. It is one of the hardest prayers you will ever pray and also one of the most important. Doing God’s will costs you, but doing your will costs you more! Give God a blank check for your life.

Look at Romans 12:1-2. God does not want one area of your life, He wants all of you. Jesus is God’s gift to you, and it is reasonable to give your life as a gift to God. God’s will is not bad but good, not unacceptable but acceptable, not imperfect but perfect! God wants what is best for you!

In 2 Corinthians 8 Paul uses the generosity of the poor believers to inspire all. He closes verse 5 saying, “by the will of God.” It is more blessed to give than to receive. It is God’s will for you to both receive a blessing and be a blessing. The Wise Men brought Jesus three gifts. What will you give?

1 Thessalonians 4:3 says, “For this is the will of God, your sanctification….” The end result of sanctification is that we will one day be like Jesus. God is molding us and making us into the image of Christ.

In Hebrews 10:32 and 36, we read that it is also God’s will for us to suffer at times. He uses suffering in our lives. It was God’s will for His own Son to suffer for us! Don’t be afraid of God’s will. Perfect love cast out fear. God never said it would be easy but that it will be worth it!

Most people are more interested in knowing God’s will than submitting to God’s will. Surrender to God. There are so many verses in the Bible that talk about submission. 1 Peter 2:13, Ephesians 5:21, and Hebrews 13:17 are a few. Submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” It is God’s will for you to enjoy life, not just endure it. Too many people go around grumbling, griping, complaining, and criticizing. Are you thankful, grateful, glad, content, satisfied?

The richest, most successful, prosperous, fulfilled person in life is the one who knows and does the will of God. That is why Christians gladly “give what we cannot keep in order to gain what we cannot lose.”

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