Dr. James MacDonald -
“Can I ever really know God’s will for my life?”
Oh, if I had a dollar for every time someone asked me that question!
There’s SO much bad teaching about God’s will out there . . . and by “bad” I mean it’s just plain unbiblical.
So, if thinking about God’s will for your life makes you feel anxious, angry, or even a little desperate, let me tell you . . . you’ve been taught all the wrong things!
There’s absolutely nothing more liberating and exciting than a biblical view of God’s will.
When I was growing up, I was taught, by very sincere Christians, that God’s will was like a dot — a very tiny, specific dot — and my job was to stay on the dot. The teaching sounds something like this:
“God has an individual will for your life. He has planned out a career, a spouse, and a family for you. You need to figure out His will and follow it.”
While that reasoning may sound very serious and theological and respectful of God’s sovereignty — there’s just one problem: it’s NOT TRUE!
Focus on what God’s Word says about His will for you and you can walk the “way of wisdom” every day.
Know that I’m praying this prayer for you from Colossians 1:9–10, “asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (ESV).