Recognizing and Walking in God’s Will (1)

Recognizing and Walking in God’s Will (1)

“Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Pr 3:6 NLT

Nothing matters more than recognizing and walking in God’s will. When you don’t know His will, it can be a real source of insecurity. Knowing you’re walking in His will enables you to rise above the challenges life throws at you. The question is, does God intend us to know His will? If not, why bother searching? Let His Word settle the issue once and for all: “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” There’s no vagueness there! “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives” (Ps 37:23 NLT). God’s will addresses even your smallest concern. So what do you need to discern it? Let’s consider some practical Bible principles:
There’s no room for two wills. If you want God’s will, you must be prepared to surrender your own will. Jesus said, “As I listen to the Father, I make my judgments. My judgments are right because I don’t try to do what I want but what the one who sent me wants” (Jn 5:30 GWT). Wills frequently clash, so there are choices you must make, and maintain, if you want to walk in obedience to God (See Mt 26:39). Begin your search by surrendering your will; then focus your heart and mind on God and His enlightening Word. Once you accept that He is the leader and you are the follower, it’s a lot easier to say, “I delight to do thy will, O…God…thy law is within my heart” (Ps 40:8).

No comments (Add your own)

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.

The Daily Encouraging Word Online

If you like to receive The Daily Encouraging Word online, it is available by email subscription or by daily Facebook and Twitter posts. Please click on the links below for options on getting the Daily Encouraging Word. For questions email

The Daily Encouraging Word via Email

The Daily Encouraging Word via Facebook

The Daily Encouraging Word via Twitter

Sharing God's Truth With a Searching World