In this post, we will be sharing with you some tips on discerning the will of God for your life. The will of God is something that everyone seeks but few truly understand.
How do you know what God wants you to do with your life? How can you be sure that you are making the right decisions? To understand the will of God for your life, you need to realize that He has a plan for you.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
So how can you discern the will of God for your life? Here are some tips:
1. Develop A Relationship With God
The first and most important thing you need to do if you want to discern the will of God for your life is to develop a relationship with Him. This means getting to know Him personally through prayer and spending time in His Word.
As you get to know God better, you will begin to understand His heart and character. This understanding will give you a foundation to help you discern His will for your life.
Prayer is also essential in this process. As you spend time talking with God and getting to know Him, He will begin to reveal His will for your life to you through prayer.
2. Ask God For Wisdom
When it comes to making decisions in our lives, it can be difficult to know what the best path is. We may want to consult with others, do some research, or just go with our gut instinct. But sometimes, the best thing we can do is ask God for wisdom.
James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”
When we seek God’s wisdom, He will give it to us generously and without reproach. We can trust that He knows what is best for us and will guide us in the right direction.
3. Pray and ask God to reveal His will to you
No matter what stage of life you are in, it is always helpful to pray and ask God to reveal His will for your life.
“I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” – Psalm 32:8 NLT
Sometimes we know what we should do, but we need God’s guidance to make sure we are on the right path. Other times, we may not have any idea what we should do, and we need God to show us the way.
In either case, prayer is a vital part of discerning the will of God for your life.
4. Seek wise counsel from godly people
Another way to discern the will of God for your life is to seek wise counsel from godly people. These are people who have a close relationship with God and can help you understand His Word.
It is important we get input from multiple sources when making major decisions in our lives. But we should be careful not to seek advice from just anyone. We need to make sure we are getting input from people who have our best interests at heart and who will give us godly wisdom.
Proverbs 15:22 says, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”
When we seek the counsel of godly people, we are more likely to make decisions that are in line with God’s will for our lives.
5. Be patient and wait on God
One of the most important things to remember when discern the will of God for your life is to be patient and wait on Him.
We live in a world that is always moving fast and it can be easy to get caught up in the pace. But when it comes to making decisions about our lives, we need to slow down and take the time to listen to what God is saying.
Isaiah 40:31 says, “But those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not be weary; they will walk and not faint.”
When we wait on God, He will renew our strength. We will be able to handle whatever comes our way because we know we are following His plan for our lives.
6. Surrender your own will to God
To discern God’s will for your life, you need to surrender your will to God meaning giving up control of your life and trusting that God knows what is best for you.
We all have our own ideas and plans for how we want our lives to go. But sometimes, those plans don’t line up with what God has in store for us.
Proverbs 16:33 says, “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.”
No matter what we are facing in life, we need to remember that God is in control. And when we surrender our will to Him, He will guide us and lead us down the path He has for us.
7. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit conviction
As you seek to discern the will of God for your life, be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s conviction. The Holy Spirit will often use our conscience to convict us when we are not following God’s will.
2 Corinthians 2:12-13 says “When I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord’s work, my spirit was not at rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said good-bye to them and went on to Macedonia.”
The apostle Paul was sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s conviction and followed His leading even when it was not convenient or comfortable.
If we are honest with ourselves, we usually know when we are doing something that is not in line with God’s plan for our lives. The Holy Spirit will often give us a sense of uneasiness or peace about a situation.
If we are sensing peace about a decision, it is likely that it is in line with God’s will for our lives. But if we are feeling uneasy or convicted about something, we need to be careful and make sure we are not going against what God is leading us to do.
Discerning God’s Will Bible Verses KJV
Romans 12:2 – “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
1 Thessalonians 4:3 – “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:”
Romans 8:26-27 – “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
John 6:38 – “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”
Proverbs 3:5 – “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
Matthew 18:14 – “Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.”
Isaiah 30:21 – “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.”
Psalms 25:14 – “The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.”
Romans 8:10 – “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”
Romans 7:18 – “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.”
John 7:17 – “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.”
Psalms 37:23 – “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”
Matthew 26:41 – “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Micah 6:8 – “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
The Will Of God Quotes
1. “The will of God will never take you, where the spirit of God cannot work through you. Will never take you, where the wisdom of God cannot teach you. Will never take you, where the army of God cannot protect you. Will never take you, where the hands of God cannot mold you.”
2. “The will of God will never take you, where the grace of God cannot keep you. Will never take you, where the arms of God cannot support you. Will never take you, where the riches of God cannot supply your needs. Will never take you, where the power of God cannot endow you.”
3. “The will of God will never take you, where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears. Will never take you, where the Word of God cannot feed you. Will never take you, where the miracles of God cannot be done for you. Will never take you, where the omnipresence of God cannot find you.”
4. “The will of God will never take you, where the love of God cannot enfold you. Will never take you, where the mercies of God cannot sustain you. Will never take you, where the peace of God cannot calm your fears. Will never take you, where the authority of God cannot overrule for you.”
Discerning the will of God for your life is something every Christian needs to do and pursue diligently. It is not something that we can take lightly. We need to be in constant communication with God, through prayer and His Word, if we want to know His will for our lives.
There are many things in this world that can try and hinder our discernment. The enemy is constantly at work, trying to deceive us and lead us astray. We need to be on our guard, and stay close to God, if we want to know His will for our lives.
If you are not sure how to start discerning the will of God for your life, I encourage you to seek out wise counsel from a pastor or mentor who can help guide and equip you in this area.
Pursue God with all of your heart, and He will reveal His will to you. Trust in Him, and follow His leading. He will never lead you astray.
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