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What is God's Will for You?

Post Author: Bill Pratt

Ronnie Jones, a commenter on our blog, recently sent me some insight from John MacArthur about discovering God’s will for our lives.  It is simple and right to the point of the matter.  You may not agree with his view, but you have to deal with it, because MacArthur is a well-respected pastor and theologian.  Here is what he said, as quoted by Mr. Jones:

The will of God is not meant to be a secret we must uncover. God wants us to understand His will far more than we want to understand it. He always makes His will clear to those who seek it with an obedient heart.

Most of the real problem areas in the question of God’s will are settled for us in Scripture. The Bible reveals that it is God’s will for all of us to be:

Saved
(1 Timothy 2:3-4; 2 Peter 3:9)

Spirit-filled
(Ephesians 5:17-18)

Sanctified
(1 Thessalonians 4:3-7)

Submissive
(1 Peter 2:13-15)

Suffering
(Philippians 1:29; 2 Timothy 3:12)

If all those things are true in your life, you may do whatever you want. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” That means that if you are conforming to God’s will in all the five ways listed above, He will place in your heart desires that reflect His will. So do what you want to do!


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  • James Rountree

    I agree. Even more so, in that we must daily seek God. It is through daily prayer and reading scripture that we can begin to conform to God’s will. For it is our nature to want to see signs to believe even when there is no reason to doubt or need for God’s will to be confirmed every time we face a challenge or need to make a difficult choice. God is pure goodness and He made us to be good, so seek to be good in everything you do.

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  • courageous_cy

    very true…I am blessed when I read it…

  • http://twitter.com/blexi1988 Blessy Bugas

    thanks for this post!

  • http://toughquestionsanswered.com Bill Pratt

    You’re welcome!

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