2015-09-26 - Decision Time
We all want to do the will of the Father, but many times, we do not know exactly what He wants us to do. Would it not be nice to say, as Hebrews 10:9 states, “Behold, I have come to do your will, O God (NKJV) “and know that it was a fact - instead of thinking, “I really believe that this is what He want me to do.”
We know the way a Christian should walk to please Him; however, when it comes time to decide if we should move to a different state, buy a big ticket item, change career paths, etc. we often do not know what His will is. I wish that we lived in the days of Gideon, and could use a wool fleece to determine if we were following the will of the Father, but we do not.
I am sure that many Christian writers have broached this subject in many different books; however, I want to discuss what I call “The Simple Solution to Knowing God’s Will.”
The first step is to apply what you were taught back in your early childhood, and that is to list the pros and cons. If the pros outweigh the cons - and you decide to proceed - then ask yourself, “Is this in accordance to what the Bible has taught me?” Sometime, actually quite often, you cannot find an ironclad answer to this question in the Bible. So if this happens to you, seek advice from a Christian friend or clergyman.
If everything is looking positive, now is the time to get down on your prayer handles, and ask God if it is within His will.
After you finish praying, if you feel any doubt, then you had better reevaluate your plan. However, if you feel at peace within yourself, then proceed with your plan. If you are following His will, there will probably still be a few bumps in the road, but not anything that He will not help you overcome.
Do I guarantee that this solution will work 100% of the time? No! However, I think that I can say Biblically, that if you are His child, and what you are planning to is not within His will - but you decide to proceed anyway - He will put a roadblock in your path or channel the effort you have already expended, in the direction that He wants you to go.
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for this day, and thank you because although You are the All-Knowing, All-Seeing, All-Powerful, Omnipresent God, yet you allow me - a sinner - the privilege of calling You my God and my Father. That is awesome, Father. Father, you know what I am thinking of doing. Is this within your will? I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen
All verses are from the New King James Version (NKJV) unless otherwise noted.