What is the will of God for my life?
It’s a common question in Christian circles. Ephesians 5:17 tells us that we are foolish if we don’t know what His will is. I wrestled with it for a long time in high school and Bible school. I’ve heard many ask and many preach about it. When we ask this question we are wondering where we will be in a year, ten years, twenty years. But let me tell you that the Bible says much about the will of God, but it doesn’t refer to the future. Read these passages very carefully.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NASB)
For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; (1 Thessalonians 4:3 NASB)
For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. (1 Peter 2:15)
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit; (1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 NASB)
Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ; not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. With good will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men. (Ephesians 6:5-7 NASB)
God’s will is not for tomorrow. It’s also not a mystery. He has made it clear that his will is for none to perish and those who are saved to become holier day by day. If we are disobedient in what God has us to do today, then he has no reason to reveal tomorrow.
I truly believe obedience today keeps us in his will for the rest of our years. His Spirit will guide step by step as long as we are walking in holiness, obedience, and faith. If you are struggling with what you are to do, stop and focus on the here and now. Stop worrying about tomorrow, for today has enough worries of its own.
Be sanctified, church! Be holy, believers! TODAY!
And tomorrow will happen as God wills.