A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers

A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers
The Burts in 2013

Monday, February 24, 2014

About Knowing God's Will (for my life...)

Every believer desires to know God's will for their life. His exact will. And, hopefully, His will is very good, filled-to-the-brim with blessings. That's pretty normal. I'd be willing to gamble that most Christians would admit they want His will for them to be good will, and they would like to know what His is for them.

Here's my question: Is it enough to want God's will, even if that means I don't have an exact picture of His will for me personally?

It's a tough question, and it's okay to think about it for a while and see if it actually makes sense. (I never claimed to be the most sensible person on the planet, after all!)

What I'm getting at here, the point I really want to make is that there is a profound difference in the two "wills". It takes time and maturity to fully embrace God's will while laying aside the desire to know God's will for my life. It takes a heart fully yielded to Jesus to fully know and accept that God's will is enough for us...and that God's personal plan for each of us is an aside, something extra, a non-essential.

I've found that once I ceased seeking Him for His will for me, trading it instead for simply seeking Him, that my worries faded away. My fretting dissipated. My intercessory prayer for others expanded and became more fruitful. My self-focus changed to something better - as if I was no longer near-sighted spiritually, but far-and-wide sighted.

Here is my challenge to you - this week, just for the next seven days, try asking God to make His will enough for you. Beseech Him to work His will out through you in ways that remove your need to know what your future holds. Trust Him to make you far-and-wide sighted. And at the end of the week, examine your heart and see if you don't feel a whole lot lighter, and much closer to Jesus.

Lord bless you today!

Day 306 done :)

Jan L. Burt
author of The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study

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