Everyone is searching for this elusive purpose for their lives.
Fortunately, God has given us clear instructions in his word about his purpose for us. When we understand his will, then we can set our lives on a path that seeks to fulfill his purposes. Then we can bear fruit for him.
Here are some thoughts from some of today’s leading voices on the topic.
Written by John Piper, this post speaks about two separate wills of God. His ‘Sovereign will’ and his ‘will of command’. It gives insight into how understanding this helps you to walk in God’s will.
2) What We Get Wrong About Finding God’s Will,
Chandler Vanoy in Relevant Magazine approaches it from the perspective of the mistakes we make when trying to find God’s will.
Written by David Jeremiah, this post speaks about approaching God in prayer when we need to know his will and combining this with our discernment to determine God’s will for us.
Words of Life Ministries gives us three reasons for believing God has a plan for us, and also speaks about different characteristics of God plan for us.
Relevant Magazine writer Lauren DAlessandro writes about the searching process and how to sustain your purpose.
Ta’Tyana Leonard on her blog writes about us being made in the image of God and the changing nature of purpose due to life seasons.Some helpful visuals are also included.
Chris Russell on Bible Study Tools writes about listening to God when praying and listening to your heart. He also writes about looking at your natural interests and your current situations as they can also be of help.
Jonathan Parnell at Desiring God, writes about finding God’s will not necessarily as difficult as we make it out to be.
This article talks about God’s will involving us making decisions that will glorify him and walking in obedience to scripture.
David Platt in Relevant Magazine writes about the need to know God’s will in different areas of our lives and how we go about understanding it.
Bill Blankschaen writes about the fear of making wrong decisions and gives us five questions to consider when trying to understand God’s will.
Charles R. Swindoll writes about the scripture and the Holy Spirit promptings as keys to this.
Jack Wellman writes about the renewed mind and seeking to do what is pleasing in God’s eyes and not following the world.
Benny Hinn writes about our acceptance of Christ and subsequently letting him use us as keys.
Kenneth Copeland Ministries writes about praying the word of God to get results.
Dr David Jeremiah writes about understanding God’s will from his word and using service to others to understand spiritual gifts given to us.
17) God’s Will
Billy Graham writes about getting your life in right standing before God, and seeking him through prayer, the word and wise counsel.
Tricia Goyer in Charisma Magazine writes that we build a relationship with God and take advantage of opportunities he presents before us.
Andrew Wommack write about how finding God’s will impacts those we come across, how we should approach it and how God’s will for us will sometimes require skills that will cause us to rely on him.
Adrian Rogers writes about God’s promise of guidance for us and outlines several ways we can receive this guidance.
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