Discovering God’s Will For Your Life – Part 1

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Discovering God’s Will For Your Life – Part 1

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Feb 04, 2010  /     Articles, Devotional, Teachings, Uncategorized  /  

Are you seeking God’s will for your life?  If so, you are not alone.  Questions regarding God’s will are among the most frequent ones I encounter as I minister around the world.  It seems that, regardless of the country, continent, race, culture, gender or age, people everywhere are searching for, and desiring to fulfill, God’s will for their lives.

Generally I have found that these seekers fit into one of two categories, and I would like to address each one separately over the next few days

The first category is those that have no idea what God’s will is for their lives.

First I would ask you a simple question: where do you fit?

I encountered one young man several months ago.  He was actually a Bible college student nearing graduation.  He had been seeking God’s will for many years, but still had no direction.  He said to me, “How can I figure out what God wants me to do with my life?”  We were standing next to a lamp and I noticed that it had been unplugged.  I pointed to the plug lying on the ground and said to him, “How do you know what that three-pronged contraption is for?  Should I stick it in my ear or use it to comb my hair?”  “Of course not…it goes into the electric socket”, he replied.  How did he know that?  Because of it’s shape.  That plug fits so perfectly into that electric socket that there is no question that it was made for it.  Even a child, who had never seen a plug or socket before, could figure out that they were made for each other.

This is one way that you can know what God wants from you.  Where do you fit?  What is it that you enjoy?  What brings you satisfaction.  I have heard people teach that God’s will always be difficult and hard.  It will always be a sacrifice and you will have to die to yourself in order to be obedient.  But I have seen that the most effective people in ministry and in life are not the ones forcing themselves to do some dreadful task because they feel it is the Lord’s will.  Rather it is the ones that are doing something that they enjoy so much, they feel guilty taking a salary for it.  When you find something that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning, when you find something that challenges and thrills you, when you find something that you sense you were made to do, chances are, you are getting close to discovering God’s will for your life.

Continued Tomorrow…..

14 Comments

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    William G Augustine Says: May 7, 2012 12:29 pm

    Thank God for you Daniel Kolenda, I real enjoy your Messags on the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. My praya and wish is that God will strenght u the more.
    Pls. pray for me

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    Jerzy Jehorynko Says: March 5, 2012 10:18 pm

    Daniel,i watched your programme of Sid Roth on God tv really touched me very deep,your last words were directed particularly to some man,i am really convinced that you spoke to me,i will said God bless you in Jesus name.
    please praye for me .

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    John L. Mascarenhas Says: March 5, 2012 8:47 am

    I am really blessed by your programme of Sid Roth on God tv.

    God bless you,
    John

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    erickatchy Says: February 4, 2012 10:12 pm

    Jenny, there is more to the work of the Lord than the 5-fold ministries. Kathryn Kuhlman had a tremendous ministry in healing during the healing revival that shook American in the 1940s. Her sister testified that the first time it dawned on her that Kathryn had a divine call on her life was during a meeting of Dr. Charles Price they attended in the 1920s. Dr. Price made an ‘altar call’ after a powerful time of ministering the Word and praying for the sick. A handful of people responded. But as the meeting concluded and Kathryn and her sister made their way out, Kathryn began to sob uncontrollably. Her stunned sister asked what it was and all she could say between sobs was that many sinners in that meeting did not respond to the call to salvation. her heart was breaking as she said ‘I must do my part. I have to preach!’ My feeling is that people who have the call are drawn to sinners and ministry like moth to light. They feel disatisfied with mediocre results and feel moved inside! Something seems to cry in their hearts ‘There is something More!’ But seeing a need is not equivalent to receiving a divine call! Besides ALL believers are mandated to preach to sinners and win souls anyway. We all are also called to pray. But there is a special call to ministry as we see in Rev Bonnke and Rev Kolenda. ‘Woe is me if I preach not the gospel!’

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    meaza Says: June 13, 2011 8:14 am

    hello brother Daniel Kolenda, when are you coming to Ethiopia? we realy need your ministries here in our country.

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    Anu Says: April 15, 2011 2:18 pm

    THIS MAIL IS FOR ALL BELIEVERS WHO ARE ON THIS BLOG LIST. I NEED YOUR HELP.
    I NEED PRAYERS FOR FRANCIS TO BE CONVERTED BY HEART & BE BAPTIZED BY HOLYSPIRIT.THE DEVIL HAS HELD HIM IN ITS CONTROL VERY BADLY.HE IS TRUSTING HIS OWN THOUGHTS AND GOING TOWARDS THE HELL.
    PLEASE AGREE WITH ME IN PRAYER THAT HE IS SET FREE FROM EVERY ATTACK OF DEVIL & SEEK MERCY OF GOD FOR HIM TO BE BAPTIZED.MAY HIS HEART SEEK REPENTANCE ON ITS OWN WHICH THE DEVIL IS NOT MAKING HIM TO RUN TOWARDS LORD.MAY HE GET REPENTANCE & BE SAVED & BE BAPTIZED

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    Rev Solomon Kamau Says: December 9, 2010 12:31 pm

    Hello in Jesus name.
    Am a pastor from Kenya,a great admirer of Rev Bonnke ministry for many years.
    He has been a great blessing in our country,and mostly we ministers,with young ministries.It is equally great,that you joined him in this great ministry.
    I write,to express a desire to join your campaigns,s a volunteer

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    timothy Says: February 11, 2010 1:11 pm

    If the harvest is ripe in suriname what must we do? john 4:35

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      Khan Says: December 30, 2012 5:56 am

      I do believe God is corencned about all the small problems in your life. One stick will not break the camels back. But a giant bundle will. He tells us not to be corencned about such problems. Bring them to him and leave them at his feet. Focus on the Holy Spirit and be about his business and he will take care of your business.

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    Viktor Says: February 9, 2010 1:01 am

    It’s a wonderfully practical advice! Bitterly funny, raised in old Pentecostal environment, I thought that people, who try to discover the specifphics of God for them, tend to believe that true will of God is always obscured, unthinkably hard to understand and complicated. Now, after some time in humble ministry, I realize one thing for myself – sometimes I do not know quite presizely what, when, how to do it; but I do know what we cannot do – we do not have the luxury to do nothing! Then, if we are to do anything, we can only accomplish it with Christ.
    Thus, if we truly want to know the Lord’s will, He will definitely show us something, this way or another.

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    Olga Says: February 7, 2010 3:20 pm

    “for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose”. (Philippians 2:13)

    As far as I can remember I always wanted to be a foreign missionary but had no desire to learn foreign languages. To my great surprise, one day I felt a strong desire to learn English and soon was provided with everything for it. “Oh, God must have a special plan for my life”, I thought. I tried to figure out where He wanted me to be. When I finally got the answer to my prayers I was quite surprised to hear that the Lord was going to send me to a place I’d never thought about…
    Maybe Peter and Andrew enjoyed fishing but the Lord actually wanted them to be fishers of men. (Matthew 4:19). As we know, Jesus first tested, trained and equipped His disciples well and then sent them to preach the Gospel. Din’t Paul spend three years in Arabia as preparation for his ministry as an Apostle? I can tell you from my experience that Jesus treats us the same way today.
    Ok. I think you will agree with me that we should seek God’s will before taking any important step. The Bible tells us that things went well for David when he asked the Lord what to do. But when he made his “right” decision (1 Samuel 27:1) he faced big problems aftewars. Apostle Paul made a similar mistake – he decided to consult “great” people instead of the Lord. (Acts 21:23-24)
    May God help us to seek His will for all that we do!

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    RHEME Says: February 5, 2010 4:22 am

    YES!!!God’s will for your life!!!

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    Daniel Kolenda Says: February 5, 2010 1:10 am

    Hi Jenny. These are some very good and valid questions you’ve raised. I hope that the coming posts will adequately address some of these issues, but if not, it would be great to have a dialogue about it right here…Im sure that others would find it helpful as well. Blessings!

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    Jenny Kolenda Says: February 4, 2010 5:23 pm

    Good information… looking forward to the series. My dilemma is not trying to figure out what I enjoy and what I feel tugging me it’s finding the time and resources to accomplish what I love. I’ve heard the saying, “God has given you everything you need to accomplish what he has called you to do.” Because of those words, I believe there is a time & season for everything. I do feel like I’m swimming upstream a lot of the time trying to reach my destiny. There is also a feeling that if what you’re doing is not directly related to the five fold ministry that you have somehow missed it… “How can you enjoy life and your lives work if it’s not directly related to soul winning”? So much to contemplate and maybe I’m over thinking things. Sorry for the long reply. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

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