God’s Will For My Life

I get asked the question from time to time “What do you think the will of God is for my life?” I enjoy this question because I always have the right answer. It is found in I Thessalonians 4:3 and it reads “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification…” There you have it the will of God for your life. You should be sanctified. Well what is sanctification? Websters dictionary says that it is “The act of consecrating or of setting apart for a sacred purpose” Now that you have read that can you say that you are performing the will of God for your life? If you can great, but I would dare say that if you are honest with yourself and God many of you are not doing His will.

It seems that the church of today is saying you can do as you please as long as you love Jesus. This however is erroneous because Jesus said ” If ye love me, keep my commandments.” And Christ commands to separate from the world. While the Lord Jesus Christ did preach love, kindness and long-suffering he also preached division. You find throughout the Bible God calling his people to leave the things of the world and cleave unto Him and the things that please Him. In Romans 12:9 God says “abhor that which is evil:cleave to that which is good.” Then why as Christians do we seek to see how close to the line we can get without going over. This practice is why non-Christians say the church is full of hypocrites.

How do you know if what your about to do is a sanctified godly decision? Well keep these three things in mind as you go about your day and you should be pretty safe.

  • One, Does it Exalt the Savior? If it doesn’t in anyway stop right there. You’re bought with a price glorify God in all you do, plain and simple.
  • Two, Does it evangelize the lost? We are to spread the Gospel and if you can’t do that with the position you are thinking about putting yourself in it could be wrong.
  • Three, Does it exhort the brethren? If it builds up brothers and sisters in Christ it’s a good bet that it at least puts an affirmative behind the first question.

If still questioning your decision go to the Bible and pray, its probably where you should have started anyway.