January 28, 2021
Acts 9 tells the story of Saul’s conversion to becoming Paul. While on his way to persecute Christians, Saul came face-to-face with Jesus. And Saul’s first question to Jesus was:
“Lord, what do You want me to do?” (v. 6)
We are clever creatures who have lost our way and must relearn how we can know the will of God.
First, remember that God has promised to guide.
Psalm 32:8 says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”
God has a sovereign and moral plan for each of our lives. God’s will is sovereign; it is always done. There is no changing the fixed standard of right and wrong He has established.
Though God’s will is particular for each of us, there are six universal truths about His plan:
God’s guidance hinges on our willingness, meekness, and openness. He is willing to guide us when we yield to His control.
Sometimes, God will give visions, miracles, or dreams to reveal His plans, but many times, He speaks practically. He guides us through Scripture, His people, and the Holy Spirit within us. We must be sensitive enough to hear and know His voice.
God also leads with sheer wisdom, through the renewing of our minds.
God opens and closes doors, and guides the meek through it all. Many times, we don’t even know it was the providence of God until afterward. We don’t have to be afraid of the will of God. Adrian Rogers says, “The will of God will not take you where the power of God cannot keep you.”
Are you trying to find the will of God for your life? How much time are you spending alone with God? If we want to understand God’s particular will for our lives, we must begin to obey the Scriptures we understand.