Finding God’s Will for Your Life

Finding_Gods_Will“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8

God’s will for our lives seems like an untapped mystery that we need to go on a long hunt for. I went on that hunt, but found something much more worthwhile than the long written out plan God has for my life.

I found patience. I found that I need to take one step at a time. I was trying so hard to jump head first into whatever God had in store for me. The problem was I just couldn’t find it. I had desires within my heart, but I wasn’t sure if they were what God wanted for my life. I prayed and prayed waiting for God to give me some revelation to what He wanted me to do with my life. What was my purpose? What am I here for? What is God’s will for my life?

After a few weeks of stress, God spoke to me, but what He revealed to me was not what I had been waiting hear. He told me to wait. He has a plan for my life and He will work it out if I would just slow down and wait on Him. I was trying too hard to jump ahead of God and plan out my life because I just couldn’t wait on starting my purpose driven life. One of the hardest things for me to do is to wait. I am not the most patient person and I like to have things planned out. I don’t like feeling like I don’t have a plan for my life. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely have a plan, but it seems so far off, and I am not sure if it’s what God wants for me. I wanted to map out everything, but that’s not what God wants me to do. He is teaching me in every aspect of my life to be patient. Only now have I found the peace within myself to wait on God. His plan is slowly working out in my life and I am not going to rush it. I am content, finally, with how things are in my life. My job may not be perfect, I may deeply desire to do another career, but I feel that God is slowly leading me where I need to be, so I am content going to work every morning instead of dreading it. I am no longer stressing myself out to find the will God has for my life. I know that He will reveal to me little by little what I need to do. My job is just to wait on Him and follow the desires He puts into my heart; but most of all, to be peaceful and content with where He has put me in this moment of my life right now.

 

Tips:

  • Listen to your heart; most likely what you desire the most, is the right thing for you. The least you could do is just try it and if it ends up not working out then you know that it wasn’t what God wanted you to do. Its trial and error. I wished and wished, honestly, for God to speak directly to me and tell me exactly what to do, but truthfully that’s not likely going to happen. If you feel the desire deep within your heart to do something, then just do it. Take the chance and follow your heart. After all, Jesus is living in there!
  • Do what makes you happy. Do what you’re good at. Do what gives you fulfillment. Do what helps others. Do what serves God. We all have a fire burning in our hearts for something. I believe that whatever our hearts desire is, that’s what God wants us to do. But we have to be skeptical because the devil wants to deceive us. If you reevaluate your desire and really know why you want it. If the reason why is not selfish or displeasing to God, then there isn’t anything wrong with trying it unless you feel God leading you to wait on Him, like He is with me.
  • Be content with where you are at the moment. God may be asking you to wait on Him. Be happy with where He has put you in this moment in time. You never know where He may be leading you. Where you are right now may be very crucial for the amazing future God has for you. There is definitely a reason why God has you where you are right now.

 

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then will you be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

I hope you all enjoyed this post.

Have a blessed day!

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  • So true. God showed me this picture once of a kid sitting on His lap talking to him. He tells the kid that he’s got a big plan in mind and begins sharing a bit of it. The kid gets so excited and runs off to get started, but God was like, “I wasn’t done.” I know very well the excitement that comes with getting glimpses of God’s plan and how hard it is not to want to start figuring everything out, but if only we could learn to be patient, like you said, we’d be able to enjoy sweet times of intimacy with God (just sitting on His lap and relaxing) and enter His plan for our lives with much more clarity. Praying for all of us on that journey!

    • Wow that’s a great story. I love that! Thank you so much for your inspiring words 🙂

  • I love all these tips! God has taught me patience in so many occasions. Sometimes we get so focused on starting and living the life we want that we forget to live the life that God wants us to live. Thanks for this reminder!

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the tips! Patience seems to be one of the toughest things to learn, but so important. Thank you for your great, insightful comment 🙂