We’ve all heard cliches like, “God has a wonderful plan for your life,” “the safest place to be is in the center of God’s will,” “don’t do your will, do God’s will,” or if someone asks if you’re gonna have something like a job or children in the future and the response is “if God wills.” Have you heard those before? We hear of God’s will for our lives and it sounds so nice like a basket of easter eggs. We believe God has made this specific plan for our lives out of love for us. So we look forward to the day that we discover this plan design especially for us. But then we start trying to find it and it doesn’t seem easy at all. We think overtop God’s will is hidden from us. It seems mysterious or elusive, so we pray, asking God to reveal it to us. And we listen for God, we wait for Him to speak. We w...
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...me a missionary in some remote part of Africa. Or you might have to do something else that you find too difficult or demanding or boring or unpleasant. Or maybe, you’re afraid that you won’t get to live out your dreams. You’re happy living life the way you want to live it and you don’t want God to disrupt that. Completely different problem, but I believe that has the same root as the previous problem. And that root is confusion and frustration about the will of God. That’s the root, you don’t actually understand what God desires of you so the idea scares you.
Whatever side of the fence you’re on I’m gonna give you all some good news today, freeing news. But what I’m about to tell you is so unsettling to the unregenerate soul that you will get MAD. God’s will IS good, it IS perfect, it’s satisfying, and we can KNOW the will of God. BUT it may be very different from
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