Wrestling with The Will of God?

Many people struggle with the question of what God’s will is for their lives. Do we really want to know? God has told us in His Word! John MacArthur gives us five definite things that we are specifically told is God’s will for His children: 1) Salvation: I Timothy 2:4, God, “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the Truth.” 2) Spirit-Filled” “….be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is……….be filled with the Spirit.” (From Ephesians 5:17-18). 3) Sanctification: I Thessalonians 4:3, For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication.” (More details in Verses 4-7). 4) Submission: “Submit yourself to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king as supreme; or unto governors as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well, for so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.” 5) Suffering: “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:…….Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” (From I Peter 4:12-19). Now here’s the logical question: If we, who know the Lord, are not yielding to Him in these things, what reason would He have to show us specific areas of service and location? In other words, if we are experiencing these five things, it would be likely that He would show us where He wants us, doing what He would have us do. That makes sense, doesn’t it? Let our testimony be that of Leila N. Morris’ in her hymn, “Sweet Will of God,” She testified, “My stubborn will at last hath yielded; I would be Thine, and Thine alone; and this the prayer my lips are bringing, “Lord, let in me Thy will be done.” Sweet will of God, still fold me closer, ’till I am wholly lost in Thee; sweet will of God still fold me closer, ’till I am wholly lost in Thee.” Selah! God is far more concerned with what we are than with where we are.    Ron

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2 thoughts on “Wrestling with The Will of God?

  1. That hymn, “Sweet will of God” is special to me. When I was in my late teens or early 20’s – our church choir director asked Carmen Bean and I to sing it as a duet. Carmen was a special high school classmate – who has gone on to be with the Lord.

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