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Knowing God’s Will

30 Sep

I am feeling okay so I decided to post.  This is a topic that stresses so many believers out. What is God’s will for my life? Now usually when they ask this question, a believer is worried about finding the right employment or direction for their lives.

There are many students in Christian Bible Colleges who wonder if they should be a missionary, a pastor, church leader and so on. They spend hours agonizing over if they heard God right and some take into account the reactions of their friends, professors, pastors and get confused over what to do.

Not everyone will support a decision made by just any student who decides that God wants them for the ministry. The student’s track record may not reflect the call they think they have heard and in some cases this is a legitimate observation. In others, key data may be missing and the person consulted for advice comes to the wrong conclusion.

This post is not about helping one find their calling directly. That would be presumptuous and too difficult. It is about the starting point in one’s life as God has made his will about how we live our lives quite clear and less stressful.

The information comes from the following link and there are 2 articles there titled Knowing God’s Will. The first one is part 1 and you have to scroll down to the second.

http://dakotascba.com/Knowing-God%27s-Will.php

I am just going to place the scriptures on here in case you do not want to go to that website. These verses give you clear indication of what God’s will is for your life. As you implement these passages into your lives, ask God for help in doing so then as time goes on and you get better at holy living, you should have an easier time determining what employment field God wants you to occupy.

#1.

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you”

“Love thy neighbor as thyself”

“Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart…”

“He has told the what is required…love mercy, do justice and…walk with God”

“Go ye into all the world…”

“The beatitudes”

“Make thy own calling and election sure…”

“Be ye in the world but not of it…”

“Why do ye call me Lord, Lord but do not do the things I say?’”

“Seek wisdom, knowledge and understanding…”

“Husbands love your wives…”

“Wives submit to your husbands…”

“Children obey your parents…”

“Seek ye first the kingdom of God…”

“Without faith you can’t please God…’

“Pray without ceasing…”

“Rid yourself of all malice, deceit hypocrisy, envy…”

“Desire pure spiritual milk…that you may grow…”

“Walk in the light as he is in the light…”

“Continue in Him…”

“Teach what is in accord with sound doctrine…”

“Flee the evil desires…pursue righteousness…”

“Be ye holy for I am Holy…”

“Do everything without complaining or arguing…’

“In humility consider others better than yourselves…”

#2.

Test the spirits (1 John 4:1)

Accept God’s words, turn your ears to wisdom (prov. 2:1-2, 5)

Test yourselves (2 Cor. 13:5)

Do not conform to this world (Rom. 12:2)

Do not use your freedom for evil (1 Pet. 2:16-17)

Do what the Lord has commanded you (Deut. 5:32)

Ask for wisdom (James 1:5, 17)

Fear the Lord (Is. 50:10)

Put on the whole armor of God (Eph. 6:17)

Meditate on the Bible (Josh. 1:8)

Let the word of Christ dwell in you (Col. 3:16)

Train yourself to be godly (1 Tim. 4:7-8)

Encourage one another (Heb. 3:13)

Honor one another above yourselves (Rom. 12:10)

Confess your sins and pray for one another (James 5:16)

Be humble, gentle, patient… (Eph. 4:1-3)

Do NOT judge (Rom. 14:10)

Use one’s spiritual gifts (1 Peter 4:10)

Do not weary in doing good (Gal. 6:9)

Praise and glorify the Lord (Ps. 34:1)

Do not be anxious (Phil. 4:6)

Do everything without complaining or arguing (Phil. 2:14-16)

Do not store treasures on earth (Mt. 6:19-21)

Be the light to the world (Mt. 5:13-14)

Be Holy (1 Peter 1:13)

These passages should help you get on the right track for Christian living. The first group of verses do not have a reference as they are more commonly known than the second group.

But make sure you ask the Holy Spirit for help, read the passages in context and if you are not sure use some commentaries etc. to guide your thinking. The starting point is very important for it helps set your feet on solid ground and provides you a good foundation to build upon.

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Posted by on September 30, 2014 in Bible, church, faith, General Life, theology

 

One response to “Knowing God’s Will

  1. bornfromabove7

    October 1, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Everything that happens in life is God’s will (Eph 1:11), therefore everyone is always in God’s will, God makes everyone do what they do, Prov 16:9 makes that very clear. Those who are led by the flesh are not born of the Spirit, and those who are led by the Spirit are born of the Spirit, God uses those who are led by the flesh to do evil and God uses those who are born of the Spirit to do good. Everything that happens in everyone’s life, is God’s will for their life.

    Prov 16:9 The mind of man plans his way, but God determines his steps.

     
 
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