Just about every Christian has asked the question – “What is the will of God for my life?” And whenever a Christian asks that question, he implies 2 things:
1. He doesn’t know God’s will but he would like to.
2. He would like to know God’s will; but because he doesn’t know, it’s God’s fault.
But God has already revealed His will to us. Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 4:3, “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification…” You don’t have to pray about that! Sanctification is the process by which we become less and less like ourselves and more and more like Jesus.
God’s will for our lives then is not first and foremost a matter of our vocation or our location but a matter of the condition of our hearts. It’s not where you are; it’s not what you’re doing; but it’s what you are that is of primary importance to God.
In John 17:17, Jesus prays to His Father and says, “Sanctify them with Thy truth; Thy Word is truth.” God’s will is that we be sanctified, and Jesus is telling us how that happens: by a constant exposure to the Word of God. A Christian that is in the will of God is a Christian that is in Word of God.
Resolve to be a Christian that is in the will of God by not only reading but applying God’s Word.
Morris Hull – Home Life Ministries