Help in Finding God’s Will: Part One

Acts 11: 1 – 14

Jesus said, “Whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” (Matthew 12: 50)

The happiest, most content, most fulfilled person in all the world is the person doing God’s will.  That being true, one of the most important things in all the world is knowing God’s will.

The greatest deception perpetuated by Satan is that happiness and gratification can be found apart from God’s will. Momentary kicks, yes. But not lasting happiness. For kicks apart from Christ always, always  have kick-backs. If knowing God’s will is so important and results in such blessings, how can you know God’s will? Six biblical principles involved in finding God’s will, will follow this Post. There are some persons who are blind guides offering to guide the blind. Beware of these. Some types are:          

Those who have made up their minds what they are going to do, but are looking for somebody to agree with them; and thus, console themselves that they are right because of this agreement. They often look for a minister who agrees with them. If one doesn’t, they turn to another. If a friend doesn’t, they continue to look for a confirming friend.

Another type is the person who has fouled up his or her own life and is now ready to counsel everyone else on how to do it. These persons can be recognized by these traits.

a. They have goofed-up their own lives. 
b. They have a minimum understanding of grace.
c. They are nosey about other people’s business.
d. They believe they are experts because of their experience.

These persons are guilty of sticking their nose in other people’s business.

Consider these perimeters of God’s will.

–  It begins at the moment of salvation and ends at death.

–  All of God’s will is in keeping with the principles, commands, techniques, promises, doctrines, and declarations of the Bible.  God will never contradict His written Word — NEVER.

God’s basic will for the lost and saved is evident.

–  For the lost it is simple — God is “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (II Peter 3:9) 

  “And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ….”  (I John 3: 23)

–  For the saved it is simple — Ephesians 5: 17, 18.

To find God’s will, apply a basic principle of math. To find the unknown, start with the known. Remember such problems as: 2X = 10. What does X equal?  The answer is 5. To find the unknown, always start with the known.  For the lost, it is to receive Christ as Savior. For the saved, it is to live a Spirit- filled life. Before you look for the more complex aspects of God’s will, it is essential that these two “knowns” be complied with.