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.