How Can I Find God's Will For My Life?
Friday, April 26, 2013
Written by: Corum Hughes
Most of us have asked ourselves the question, "What does God want me to do with my life?"
When I graduated from high school, I had to face the unwelcome question of “What's next?” For three years I had been putting this question off, hoping that when it finally came, God would simply lay the path in front of me.
The first problem with this assumption was that I was being lazy, thinking more about myself and less about Jesus. The second was that God doesn’t always work like that.
So how do we find God’s will for our lives? An excellent place to start is by praying through 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.
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.
When we begin praying through Scripture, we start to grow as followers of Jesus. We learn the character of God and we start to become the person God intends us to be. In doing this, we live lives that are honoring to Him, and 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, try reading the book Praying God’s Will for My Life by Lee Roberts. Or Listen to some testimonies from people who have seen the effects of praying God’s will through Scripture.