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Friday, August 26, 2016

God’s Will

Post #1 of Sarah’s Post-It Note Inspirations Blog Series

Here is my first post to kick-off Sarah’s Post-It Note Inspirations Blog Series – I hope you enjoy this short and sweet post about a topic I have learned a little bit more about recently, God’s will.

So many of us are caught up with discerning God’s will for our lives. We especially begin to ponder what He really wants from us when we have a decision to make that will impact our life greatly. I have learned that even in these stressful times, the comfort I receive from knowing that God has a plan and already knows what will happen outweighs the stress of making the “right choice.” He already knows what decision we will make, and because of this, I believe that no matter what, everything will work out the way it is supposed to. This doesn’t mean that we should just throw in the towel and not care what happens next, but we should continue to pray to God about our situation, follow His promptings, and have peace about where He is leading us.

Recently, another truth has come to mind pertaining to God’s will: He is more concerned about where our heart is than what we are actually doing. He is more concerned about who we are becoming than our accomplishments. So wherever we are and whatever we are doing, we are called to focus on always improving the state of our soul and our heart. Wherever life takes us and whatever difficult situations come our way, we should continue to fight to improve ourselves for the glory of God.

One last thought to conclude this post about God’s will: I learned at last week’s church service something I have never thought about before. The lesson comes from a simple few verses from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Read carefully, and you will see that these verses reveal what God’s will is for all of us. His will for us is clear, we are called to rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances. No matter what happens, He is with us. He is always there. And in this we rejoice and give thanks. 

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