After thirty-two years of ministry, I have found that the vast majority of sincere Christ-followers have a desire to do God’s will. Some are so petrified that if they take a step of faith, they may miss the will of God. Others see the will of God as something so difficult to discern they spend years in indecision. Still some see it as the proverbial “carrot before the donkey.” The driver of the cart dangles a carrot from a stick in front of the donkey, close but not within reach. Every time the donkey takes a step toward the carrot, the cart moves. God’s will seems knowable but to achievable.
Allow me to share some insights on the will of God:
- God does not hide his will from us. While sometimes it is difficult to discern His will, He wants you to know His will more than you want to know it. Many times His will is revealed in Scripture: 1 Thess. 5:18 , 1 Peter 2:15, 1 Thess. 4:3
- We must be willing to do God’s will even before we know God’s will. We do not have the luxury of choosing that we wish to obey. “…Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Mt. 26:39 NLT
- God’s will is often progressive. A “guided missile” does not need guidance as long as it sets on the launching pad. An airplane that is on auto-pilot, continually makes course corrections. As you go through life, you will find God will make “course corrections” (His will).