Reading God’s Mind

Do you want to know God’s will for your life? Some individuals say they have prayed for God to reveal his will and He hasn’t. There are Bible examples of such instances. Sometimes He doesn’t reveal it because from His perspective he knows you won’t do it.

To find God’s will it is like searching for an unknown. To find an unknown always start with the known. Applied that means if you want to know God’s unrevealed, that is the unknown will, start with the known will and do it before asking for more of His will. It is like playing an instrument. You master one lesson before going on to the next.

There are certain parts of God’s will He has made very clear, they are well known. We must begin by doing what we know He wants us to do. Check yourself out on these known. Are you doing them?

Your Salvation. God is ‘not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (II Peter 3: 9). Have you trusted Jesus as savior and committed to obey Him?

Your Sanctification. Have you set yourself aside for His use? “For this is the will of God, your sanctification…”.

Your Sexuality. “For this is the will of God…that you should abstain from sexual immorality” (I Thess. 4:3).

Your Sacrifice. “…present your body a living sacrifice…that you may prove the good and perfect will of God for you” (Romans 12: 1, 2).

Your Stewardship. Jesus said you “ought to tithe” (Matthew 23:23).

Your Spirit. You should “in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (I Thess. 5: 18).

Comply in these areas before undertaking to find more of God’s will for you to do. If not, why should He reveal more for you not to do?

Patiently give Him time to be God. Wait on the Lord, run not before Him.

Be mindful:
He guides consecutively. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way” (Psalms 37:23).

He guides completely. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go…” (Psalms 32: 8).

He guides cooperatively. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God”. (Romans 8: 14).

The Greek word translated led is “ago”.  It does not refer to an inanimate object, like a sled, which has to be drug. It is used of a well-trained and obedient animal that responds to the slightest tug by its master’s leash.

Are you willing to submissively follow? Do so if you desire His will.