All About Jesus Blog >> How can I find God's will for my life?
How can I find God's will for my life?
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Written by: Corum Hughes

Most of us have asked ourselves the question, "What does God want me to do with my life?"

Usually we face it for the first time in high school, before we graduate and enter the real world. If we're lucky, a clear path is laid before us and we'll never have to ask this question again. But for the other 99%, our road is a bumpy one full of job hunts, relationship troubles, college applications, child raising, and maybe even unemployment.

Frankly, the question never goes away.

Even when the dust settles and we finally think we have this life thing figured out, the unexpected happens. The worst thing we can do is stop trying and hope for the best.

We need to stop being lazy and think critically. But most of all, we need to focus less on ourselves and more on Christ.Instead of asking "Lord, what is my purpose in life?" we should be asking, "Lord, what is YOUR purpose for my life?"

When we make this paradigm shift, we then allow ourselves to be more open with God as we pray for guidance.

Here are a few great examples on how to pray for God's will taken from a book called "Praying God's Will For My Life" by Lee Roberts. Here, we can learn how to honestly come before the Lord and pray through His promises in Scripture.


Seek First the Kingdom

I pray that I will not worry about my life, what I will eat or what I will drink; nor about my body, what I will put on.  I pray that I will seek first Your kingdom, God, and Your righteousness, and all these things shall be added to me.

Matthew 6:25, 33

Glorify Christ in Your Life

I pray that whatever I do, I will do it heartily, as to You, Lord, and not to men, knowing that from You I will receive the reward of the inheritance; for I serve the Lord Christ.

Colossians 3:23-24

Make Disciples

Lord, I pray that I would fulfill Your commission, going and making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19


When we pray through Scripture, we start to grow as followers of Jesus. We learn the character of God and we start to become the person He intends us to be. In doing this, we live lives that are honoring to Him. Our jobs, family, and overall purpose in life take on new meaning.

Best of all, we begin walking in light of the great story that’s all about Jesus.


Note: If you like the idea of praying through Scripture and you are eager to find who God is calling you to be, read the book Praying God’s Will for My Life by Lee Roberts. You can also listen to some testimonies from people who have seen the effects of praying God’s will through Scripture.



Corum Hughes works on the production team for HAVEN Today and is the managing editor of the All About Jesus blog. His passions include running, biking, reading, watching movies, and seeking Jesus in places He is seldom sought. Corum lives with his wife in California.

Like this? Get more in your inbox!



>> Join Us in Reading the Bible in 90 Days
>> Week 1: Can You Find Jesus in Genesis
>> Week 2: Beauty in the Details
>> Week 3: God Uses Unlikely People
>> Week 4: Jesus' Light Shines in the Darkness
>> Week 5: No One Is Righteous
>> Week 6: Seeing the Hand of the Lord
>> Week 7: Jesus' Favorite Bible Verses
>> Week 8: The Promised Hope
>> Week 9: Great Is Your Faithfulness
>> Week 10: God of Judgment and Mercy
>> Week 11: The Great Story Unfolds
>> Week 12: Thy Kingdom Come
>> Week 13: Growing In Christ

Recent Posts
>> The Day After the World's End
>> On the Ground in Northern Iraq
>> 3 Ways to Pray For Refugee Relief
>> A Christian Response to the ISIS Refugee Crisis
>> Rescue For Refugees: How You Can Help
>> Join Us in Reading the Bible in 90 Days
>> Gay Marriage: What Christians Do Now
>> 10 Little-Known Facts About The Holocaust
>> 5 Biblical Responses to Homosexuality
>> Spurgeon on Depression, Part One
>> Lindsey M. Roberts
>> Charles Morris
>> Janet Morris
>> Corum Hughes
>> Kristyn Getty
>> Kimm Crandall
>> Troy Lamberth
>> John Freeman
>> Mateen Elass
>> Sally Lloyd-Jones
>> Matthew Barker
>> Gloria Furman
>> Kelli Clifford
>> David Instone-Brewer
>> Stephen Roberts
>> Ann Voskamp
>> David Wollen
>> Peggy Campbell
>> Marci Wollen
>> Debra Torres
>> Vicki Bowker
>> Nabeel Qureshi
>> Tim Keesee
>> Marci Ferrell
>> Ken Chitwood
>> Karen Heimbuch
>> Jim Sanders
>> Rick Wolling
>> Sam Allberry
>> Todd Miles
Blog Archive
     >> September
     >> August
     >> July
     >> June
     >> May
     >> April
     >> March
     >> February
     >> January

     >> December
     >> November
     >> October
     >> September
     >> August
     >> July
     >> June
     >> May
     >> April
     >> March
     >> February
     >> January

     >> December
     >> November
     >> October
     >> September
     >> August
     >> July
     >> June
     >> May
     >> April
     >> March
     >> February
     >> January

     >> December

home | give to haven | program archives | shop | prayer | anchor | about | contact | privacy policy | return policy
Copyright © 2015 Haven Ministries