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"In Pursuit of God's Will"

Posted on September 26, 2018

Here’s a familiar verse: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God.”

That is from Romans 12:2.


Most of us want to know the will of God for our lives. We want God to tell us what to do in any number of given situations. But too often we miss the message because we’re looking for something like Google Maps to give us direct vocal commands on where to turn. However, it seems that God tends to give us a moral compass directing us toward a sense of true north. Many decisions we wrestle with shouldn’t be wrestled with because the moral compass God has given has already spoken. And in truth, there are very few decisions free of moral dynamics.

This is why so many of us anguish over God’s will in a specific area. We aren’t really looking for God’s moral will in the matter, we are simply praying until we have a personal sense of peace for what we wanted to do to begin with. As a result, we not only gloss over counsel that goes against our will, but we also gloss over the clear sense of God’s moral will that has already been spoken.


Ouch and oh so true …