Discerning the Will of God


What is the Will of God?

We all make decisions every day. Many are of little significance; a few will change our lives forever. Do you make quick decisions by just “doing what comes naturally,” or do you struggle with delay because of the paralysis of analysis?

Many bad choices are made in life because we don’t take the time to discover God’s perfect will for our lives. Be assured, God doesn’t play “hide-and-seek” as you try to discover His will. The more intimately you draw close to the heart of God, the more clearly you will know the will of God.

As you sincerely begin to place His desires above your own, He will be faithful to point the way. Wise decisions are made by discerning the will of God, and God delights in revealing His will to those willing to do His will.  Let this scripture from Psalm 40:8, be the prayer of your heart, “I desire to do your will, my God; your law is written within my heart.”

Discerning the Will of God

Everyone is confronted with countless decisions throughout life. Many decisions are of little significance, but some may change your life forever. Sometimes just deciding what to eat for lunch seems difficult, but decisions that have weighty consequences can cause you grave concern.

Take a step of faith and trust God. He does not play “hide and seek” as you try to discover His will. The more intimately you draw near to the heart of God, the more clearly you begin to know the will of God. And as you sincerely begin to place His desires above your own desires, He is faithful to point the way.




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Grace Filled Words:

Your decisions receive God’s blessing when you are willing to obey God. 

Isaiah 1:19

Your decisions should be based on God’s revealed will.

Acts 21:15

Your decisions reveal the desires of your heart.

Psalm 119:30

Your decisions are ultimately determined by what you desire the most.

Joshua 24:15

Additional Scriptures:

Proverbs 4:11

Romans 12:1–2

1 Thessalonians 4:1–12

Psalm 119:33

Philippians 2:13

Philippians 4:13

1 Corinthians 10:31

1 Timothy 4:12

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