We all want to know what the will of God is for our lives. Should we take this job or that one? Should we stay or leave? There are a thousand questions we ask Him because we want to do the right and perfect thing. We’re afraid that if we make the wrong decision, we’ll miss the best opportunity, or worse, create a mess. I think the will of God is easier than we think.
When children are little, we expect to make all their decisions for them–what they should eat and what they should wear, and when to go to bed. But you wouldn’t expect to do that for a teenager or grown adult. I think it’s the same way in the kingdom.
When we are born again, we need a lot of hand holding. God makes it very clear how to live in this new life. But as we grow in maturity, He gets quieter. He expects us to trust His presence in our lives. If we have the Holy Spirit in us, then we are naturally influenced by Him. Our ideas and thoughts are a reflection of what He is thinking in us.
I think that we should trust our ideas and not feel the need to ask permission for every decision. If we are truly headed in the wrong direction, God will shut the door. Otherwise, we should trust in the wisdom of His Spirit that we carry. I don’t think there is a “perfect” decision to be made. God can work in one situation as easily as another. Stop stressing about the will of God and be the mature believer you are meant to be.
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