God’s Plan For Every Believer

“I am so busy, Lord. There is so much to do. Can all of these busy things be from You? Delete your agenda and let your soul be still. There is always time enough to do My will!” (Never Forgotten Always Loved by DaySpring; March 28)

Life is busy. You and I can attest to it, yet how does a believer fit God into their schedule? When you read the Bible, you read how God desires you to put Him first and follow Jesus. How does this happen when there’s a job you have to get to, kids are hungry, grass needs mowing, and the dishwasher is leaking?

Let’s think about the attitude of a believer who struggles with these questions. “How do I fit God into my schedule?” Well, you don’t. You are to fit into God’s schedule or His will. When you begin to think in a new way, a paradigm shifts. How you once thought about things will now be replaced with a totally new way of thinking. This thinking aligns itself with God and His Word.

A great verse to begin thinking the way God wants you to think is Romans 12:2, “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.” Add Ephesians 4:23, “Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.”

From gotquestions.org, How can I know God’s will for my life?, You learn God’s plan for every believer. Learn to seek God’s will. What does God want me to do as a believer? The Bible lays out how He wants you to behave and live. To know God’s will, you must know God’s Word. Become a student of the Bible on a daily basis and learn to follow His leading. You will then have time for God each day.

Learn what God approves and what He disapproves. If the Bible forbids something, do not do it. Stealing is a good example. God speaks clearly on this so it wouldn’t be His will to become a bank robber. Other examples are: You are to give thanks; see 1 Thessalonians 5:18. You are to avoid sexual immorality; see 1 Thessalonians 4:3. You are to do good; see 1 Peter 2:15.

Everything you do, say, and think should glorify God.

“Knowing God’s will is sometimes difficult because it requires patience. It’s natural to want to know all of God’s will at once, but that’s not how He usually works. He reveals to us a step at a time, each move a step of faith, and allows us to continue to trust Him. The important thing is that, as we wait for further direction, we are busy doing the good that we know to do. If we are walking closely with the Lord and truly desiring His will for our lives, God will place His desires in our hearts. The key is wanting God’s will, not our own. “

From cru.org, How to know God’s will, “God knows that the process of seeking Him is as important as the answer He might give to any question. As you take steps of faith and learn to recognize His leading, you grow spiritually and strengthen your relationship with Him. It is not always a simple process, but in the end, it is worth it.”

If you make time for God and allow Him to change your thinking which then transforms your heart, your life will align itself with God and His will. Don’t let two words that are a part of God’s will deter you. They are repentance and obedience. You can’t get close to God without first coming clean with your sins and shortcomings and then have a willingness to obey God. Your life is not yours anymore when Jesus resides in a regenerated heart that beats for Him, and Him only.

Let go (of all things that you place before Christ) and let God give you new things to love; read Matthew 22:36-40 to get started. Let God rearrange your schedule to fit His priorities. You belong to Him and He wants to give you His best offerings.

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