Do I take the job? Do I pursue the relationship? Do I go? Do I stay?
Questions swirl our minds as we throw our hands in the air and say: “Lord, I just want your will!”
When big decisions come our way, we desperately want to know the will of God. But often, we only seek the will of God on our terms, with our decisions, and it becomes all about us.
When we want to do the will of God, we must turn to scripture and find the spelled out, known will of God and walk in it.
For how can we be faithful with the big decisions in life, if we are not faithful with the aspects God tells us are of His will in scripture?
Women of God, here are some questions to ask yourself and dive deeper into God’s know will:
Am I boldly declaring God’s name and goodness in every circumstance?
His will is for Christ’s name to be glorified.
“That at the name of Jesus every knee will bow… and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” Philippians 2:10-11 (ESV)
Am I living in a way that unbelievers see a difference in my life?
His will is for His followers to be sanctified, holy, and set apart.
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor… For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.” 1 Thessalonians 4: 3-4, 7 (ESV)
Am I relying on works to feel adequate in my faith?
His will is for us to embrace the gift of grace. Our works cannot ever earn grace.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV)
This is not to say we should not lay our decisions before God and seek His wisdom. For scripture tells us:
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5 (ESV)
God’s will is sovereign and we can be sure of Him for he is faithful even when we are not faithful. He is infinite and we are finite in our understanding.
The Word tells us that no matter the questions of life to be made, focusing on God’s steadfast love will directs us.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
God’s will is not always a direct path; it is about being faithful in the known parts of his will and walking in it.
About the Author
Hello there! My name is Brooke Biddle, and I am currently a senior Public Relations and Journalism student at California Baptist University. I am an imperfect but avid follower of Jesus Christ
If you were to peek into my life on a weekday you would find me sipping a freshly brewed pot of loose leaf tea, while editing or writing stories for the Pursuit Magazine campus publication. Other days you may find me hosting events for the students I mentor as a FOCUS Intern.
Weekends include time with family, friends, exploring LA, and a yoga session or two.
Food for thought:
Meraki is a greek word meaning: to do something with soul, creativity, or love, to put something of yourself into your work.
For me, to work at something as working for the Lord not just people, is like meraki, it means pouring my full self into what I do to glorify God.
If I were to create a mission statement for myself it would be: “Selflessly serve others and relentlessly love God.”