“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Romans 12:2 KJV
Over time, I realise that my prayers were safe. It was consistent but lukewarm. I prayed sometimes for His will but was not fully surrendered to let it happen. I struggled with letting go and held on to parts I thought gave me a sense of control and comfort.
It is like praying ‘God let Your will be done’ and then He says, give me the book in your hands but I hold on to it and still turn back to say the same prayer.
Every day, I am reminded that God has called us to a life of faith, not comfort. Faith in which we release our grip, let go of trying to control the outcome. and trust the situation to serve us right in the end.
Dwelling in his will would not be pleasant always, it would challenge us, draw us out of our comfort zone, require us to put to death our selfish desires. His will can sometimes take something from us or cause us to give up a long time pleasure. It would bring unease.
But this is what we are here for. To reach beyond our desires and work for the Kingdom. Just as Apostle Paul says, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Also, we can see from the opening verse that God’s will is good, acceptable and perfect.
Anytime we come to God in prayer, we must approach him with a heart of submission, ready to listen and act. Prayer is not us giving God a list of things He must do and every other thing can take back seat.
Prayer is seeking to know the heart of the Father, it is pressing into Him to hear him.
If we are aligned in His will, we would not need to pray always for provisions. Because being in the center of his will makes us magnets of the blessings attached to it.
Before God sent us here, He has equipped us for it. His will is meant to refine us so His glory can shine through. God’s will is like a road. He does not care if you walk on the right side, the left side or down the middle. He does not care if you bounce, hop, jog, or walk fast down the road. He does not care if you sing or if you are quiet. But He does care if you leave the road. He wants you to always stay on the road. Each of us has a different road to travel. The road is God’s will for your life. The road will bend and twist, but His plan will be performed.
To follow this road, we must lay down self-inspired desires and take up our cross – motivated desires daily.
News flash – Not walking in His will can lead you to turn in circles. You just know you are not growing. And no matter where you turn to, it brings you back to the very same centre you are running from. If you call God Father, allow Him to guide you. The Father wants the best for you and His will would ensure that.
Walking in His will would also ensure you have the constant presence of God with you. “And the one who sent me is with me—he has not deserted me. I always do what pleases him.”John 8:29 NLT
Walking in His will does not mean we won’t experience pain or persecution, Jesus did, but we draw joy from the knowledge that it is all working for a greater good. A purpose bigger than us.
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”Philippians 2:13 NLT .
So even if we cannot see it now, it would end in praise.
We came into the world for a great purpose, the same as Jesus, the firstborn Son, to do the will and works of our Father; in this, there is peace, joy and satisfaction, an increase of wisdom, knowledge and the power of God; outside of this are no promised blessings.
So how do we walk in His will?
God’s ultimate will is for us to have an intimate relationship with Him. Because the closer we get to Him, the deeper we fall in love with Him, the more He influences us and the better fruits we produce. What is necessary is we have a renewed mind grounded in the word and our decisions and choices would reflect Christ. We would see through His lens and think like Him.
Work on your relationship with God by praying and studying His word, every other aspect would fall in place.
For me, I may have walked off the road, Gone my way using my compass. It led me down a trail of hurt and confusion. So now I retrace my steps to the very place He wants me to be. I would cling tightly to the One who knows my tomorrow. And today I pray, Let Your will be done Father!
“And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
1 John 2:17 KJV
It is well with you.
You are loved💙💛💜