Will of God

I love what Jim Elliot once said: “Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” This I believe that God has a plan for each and every one of his children, but how do you know the what that plan is? How do you know the will of God?

Maybe the reason I am struggling with this is because of my graduation. I want the next phase of my life to be in God’s will. How do I know, out of the multiple paths I could take, which one is the one God wants me to walk on?

I finally came to the realization that, after much prayer and telling God that you want his will, you will just know. Usually there isn’t a big revelation, but a quiet peace.

So, in essence, I’ve learned this: Seek God first and everything else will fall into place. He will change your will to his will, let you know where to go, when to speak, and what to say. Also, if you do mess up and make the wrong choice, don’t worry, God is right there ready to help you get up and start again.

“Delight thyself in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass…Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him…The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.” -Psalms 37:4-5,7a,23-24