I believe everyone would agree that God’s will for our life is the best. I will go out on a limb, and think everyone reading this has a passion to be in the center of God’s will. What becomes interesting is how little we simply ask the Lord what His will is. We want God to bless our decisions but we want them to be just that “our” decisions.
My daughter Brooklyn is beginning to become rather independent. I want the best for her, although sometimes she doesn’t think so. She gets mad when I won’t let her play by herself outside or do other things that could be dangerous or aren’t the best for her. At the same time, my little girl wants me to be pleased with her and she wants to do what I desire her to do... she believes I love her and have her best interest in mind. This is true UNTIL it goes against what she really wants to do. Sometimes she fails to see that my love and goodness are attached to the “do’s” and “don’t’s”.
David want to build the temple, and Nathan said, “go for it!”... that is until he asked God. When he sought the Lord’s will, God said “no”. What a blunder if they had moved forward! Instead they waited, did it God’s way, and God was able to bless!
What area of your life are you moving forward with (or not moving forward) that you still have yet to seek the will of God in? Is this God’s will for your life? Has He given you peace about it? Is there possibly a ‘greater yes’ He has for you?
Take some time today in prayer and simply ask the Lord, “what do YOU want me to do?”
The Bible still says, “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” – Psalms 37:4-7
Daily Scripture Reading
1 Chronicles 28
1 Chronicles 28:9
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.