Understanding What The Will Of God Is

Mar 24, 2016, 7:43 PM |

by HJS

How do you find the mind of God when it comes to decisions? Is it through coincidence, through dreams or visions, through a combination of circumstances or events, or by flipping a coin? Others, however, are not at all certain that God really cares when they have a decision to make or when they come to the fork in the road.

Each of us has a will of our own. We are born with it, and it takes only a few days - sometimes even hours - after we've made our entrance in the world to start exercising our will.

When Paul wrote to the Ephesians, he instructed them not to be ignorant of God's will but rather to understand what it is. Two concepts stand in opposition to each other: an ignorance of what God wants contrasting an understanding of God's will. The word Paul used to describe a lack of understanding is a strong one. It means ignorance, or a state of confusion. It's like ignoring a road map because you are too proud to admit you don't know where you are going. It's refusing to look at a compass thinking that you can figure out where to go and what to do without any help. 

God's will is better than yours because He knows the end from the beginning. He also knows what's around the corner, the hidden hazards you can't see, and He's far more interested in revealing His will to you than even you are wanting to know it. 

In His Word, God has given us a blueprint, a gameplan for life. You can find His will when you seek it, and you can be sure that when you do, you will know what He wants.


Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.   EPHESIANS 5:17