Out of The Will of God
“All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own.” -Isaiah 53:6
Most Christians at one time or another find themselves at least a bit out of the will of God. As someone has said, "It is not a sin for a bird to land on your head, but it is a sin for you to allow him to build a nest there." It is easy to get out of the will of God.
Do you ever wonder where you stand in the will of God?
Every day you make decisions concerning your life. How do you know you are making the right decisions? What about the consequences if you are wrong? How can you know you were right?
A bad decision at the wrong time could have an earth shattering effect on your life, and the lives of those close to you, if you are wrong. As you seek God’s will in life, make sure whatever you are considering is not something the Bible forbids.
If you step out of God’s will, you are on your own. Know that if you choose your own plan, the will of God will move on without you. Being out of God’s will makes it more difficult to move forward in life, because there are obstacles. Like a child wondering to another isle in a store keeping their parents in sight. Not staying within God's will is dangerous. You may try to move keeping God’s will in sight, but there are obstacles that will be in your path obstructing your view that will force you to move around them. Causing you to travel in a different direction than where your parents are, which is now so far away that they can’t even be seen and then you frantically try to get back to where you are supposed to be before you are considered lost. Trying to serve or even follow God when you are out of His will becomes frustrating because of the obstacles that force movement further away from God’s plan for your life. Don’t rob yourself of blessings from God!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” - Jeremiah 29:11
Yes, God can bring good out of any situation even bad, sinful situations that are the result of our humans’ mistakes. Stop rehashing the past, and focus your energy on getting as close to God as possible from here on out. Rest in the knowledge that he can bring good out of any situation. The truth is that we rarely know exactly what God’s will is in every situation anyway and probably veer off his path of perfect love way more often than we realize. What matters most is not complete knowledge of the mind of God (which is impossible anyway), but a disposition of love and trust. As long as you keep turning to God there will be an opportunity to bring love out of any situation.
Abandon your plan and run quickly to be in the will of God.
When we reject God’s way blessing and guidance of His spirit may be withdrawn, leaving you in spiritual drought. -Psalm 74:9
The key is wanting God’s will, not your own.
His will is what’s best for you.
Father God, help me to live within your will for my life. Holy Spirit change my heart and my mind help me to be more sensitive to hear your direction. Thank you for your strength, your guidance, and for bringing joy into my heart. I choose to go in the path you direct me to go. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.