Many times, people tend not to know God’s will for their lives, they neglect to know the things God wants for them, instead, they prefer to go after their own will.
Don’t get me wrong, you can decide on what you want for yourself, that’s the power of choice, its one of the gift the Lord has given to mankind, God didn’t choose for you that husband, wife, house, Job, project, it’s all as a result of the choice you’ve made.
But it then becomes dangerous to us, when we neglect to seek God first, asking Him for His will concerning our lives, so we don’t miss out the good things He had already prepared for us.
When you begin to ask God for His will with an open heart, He will begin to tell you either through the means of prayer or through His word.
As Children of God, it is necessary for us not to neglect the place of prayer and Bible study, so we can know the will of God for our lives, not just settling for our own will but for His will.
Knowing God’s will is not just something that a young person does early in life; it is a lifelong pursuit in order to stay in the exact centre of His plan and to trust in it.
Here are some vital keys to knowing God’s will and plan for your life:
◆ Walk with God( Prov. 3: 5 – 6 ).
◆ Surrender your will to God’s ( Rom.12:1 – 2 ).
◆ Obey what you already know to be God’s will ( 1Thess. 4 : 3 ).
◆ Seek godly Input ( Prov.11:14 ).
◆ Pay attention to how God has wired you ( 1Pet. 4: 10 ).
◆ Listen to God’s Spirit ( John. 10: 27 )
◆ Listen to your heart ( Ps. 37: 4 – 5 ).
◆ Take a look at your circumstances ( Acts 16: 6 – 10 )
A closing thought:
If you are yet to discover God’s will for your life or you are still pondering on how to know His plans for your life, I would encourage you to work over the above eight keys. Use these principles to help you know and understand His plans for you. And when you seek His will earnestly, you will find it.