There’s a war going on within all of us each and every day. It’s a battle between our own stubborn will and the will of God. News flash – He always wins.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT) says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
Okay, that’s phenomenal counsel, right? But it’s so much easier said than done. And how does one even know God’s will? Thankfully, the Scriptures give us some insight. Take a look at Romans 12:2 (NLT).
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
In short, following God’s will for your life requires time. It involves intentional devotion to reading and understanding His Word. And it certainly requires time spent with God in prayer.
Discovering God’s will for your life is a long and arduous process. You’re sure to fail, just as even the greatest of those mentioned throughout the Bible have. But if you give up trusting in what you see and begin to focus on the unseen, your faith will begin to grow and your reliance on the Creator will only become stronger.
Surrender your will to God’s. He’s going to win anyway. It’s much easier to submit to His will than to continue about in your stubborn ways.