Much to the dismay of many Christians, not all of God’s will is revealed in His Word. At least, it is not stated in black-and-white. For example, let us suppose you think God is leading you into missionary service. One thing is certain: you will not discover a Bible verse which says, “Thou shalt go to darkest Africa.” There are no such commands. But, God has promised to make known His will in other definite ways.
The reality is that there are certain areas you need to be adequately prepared in order to find God’s will.
1. You must demonstrate obedience to the written will of God. Strangely enough, many Christians pray for God’s special guidance while failing to obey His written will. If we do not obey God in the specified areas, why should He expect us to obey Him in the unspecified? We must make certain we are doing what we know God wants us to do. Light obeyed, results in more light revealed.
2. You must demonstrate a willingness to do God’s will before you know it. Too many Christians have the attitude: “Lord, I’ll go anywhere you want me to go and do anything you want me to do… as long as the climate is nice and they speak English.” God’s will is not something we can just choose certain parts of like we would from a menu in a restaurant. You must accept God’s will with the understanding that He knows what is best for you and what will assure your happiness in Him. Never should you be guilty of thinking, “Lord, show me your will so I can see if it fits in with what I have planned.” This attitude is not only crazy; it is blasphemous. Your Heavenly Father, Who sent His Son to pay the price for your sin, wants you to discover His plan for an abundant life.
Romans 8:32, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?“
Tomorrow we will consider a couple more thoughts regarding the preparation necessary before finding God’s will for your life.