God’s Will. Yes? No?

God’s will is something that every true Christ-follower is extremely interested in. Many find it as mysterious as the Holy Grail (and just as allusive). Others think that only through agonizing will God reluctantly reveal His will to them. But God’s will is not something mysterious, nor is God reluctant to reveal His will. John 7:17  “If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.”

But I have found that the difficulty in knowing God’s will is often within ourselves, not with God. Often, we want God to reveal His will for us before  we decide if we will obey. Unfortunately, the Kingdom of God does not operate this way. Obedience must come before revelation. When God wanted to reveal His will to the Apostle Peter in regard to the Gentiles receiving the Gospel, He did so through a dream (vision?). Acts 10:9-15 God commanded Peter to kill and eat animals that every orthodox Jew considered “unclean.” Peter replied to God, ““No, Lord,” Peter declared. “I have never eaten anything that our Jewish laws have declared impure and unclean.” 

You cannot use NO and Lord in the same sentence. Saying NO to the will of God is not an option. God is responsible to reveal His will and our responsibility is to obey. So, if you are trying to find His will for your life, you must decide that you are willing to obey even before you know what that will is.


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