When searching for God’s will or direction in your life regarding a decision you are facing or a certain aspect of your life, rest assured that God has a plan and purpose for your life (Jeremiah 29:11), a master plan. If you seek Him prior to making a decision instead of running ahead without His direction, God will direct your path and meet your needs. The Bible instructs us to seek God in all our ways and not to lean on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Anxiety and stress occur when you rely on your individual strength rather than on God and His Word. In most cases, when anxious you allow your human nature to convince or persuade you that God is unable to handle the situation. The Bible instructs us to cast our cares upon Him for He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
“But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you” (Matthew 6:33).
“Woe to the rebellious children saith the Lord, who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin” (Isaiah 30:1).
“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts” (Proverbs 21:2).
“All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits. Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established”
“The humble He guides in justice” (Psalm 25:9a).
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy” (James 3:17).
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come” (John 16:13).
God wants to communicate with you more than you desire to communicate with Him. The God of the universe who holds the stars in place desires to be in relationship with each of us. To know and recognize the voice of God, you need to be a born-again Christian. The natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God, neither can he know them. The Bible reveals they are spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14).
Sometimes God is speaking to us even though we may not realize it at the time. Ask God to baptize you in His Holy Spirit which will give you greater discernment.
When making a decision, always take it to the Lord and see if it lines up with the Word of God. When using the Bible as a life manual, you will receive revelation if your attitude, thoughts or actions are in accordance with God’s will which is His Word. Any choice that is in disagreement with what the Bible teaches is clearly wrong.
If your plan of action agrees with God’s Word, ask God to confirm His will to you. Also ask Him to close the door if you are making a wrong decision. He may do this through what I call a check in your spirit that makes you feel uneasy which would indicate to wait that this might not be a good move (Proverbs 16:2; 21:2). Wait if you do not have peace. He may also reveal confirmation through the Holy Spirit and/or natural circumstances. You will eventually get to the place where you see the hand of God in everything. It may be a series of stoplights that stop you and save you from an accident down the road. Instead of getting angry that you think you are being inconvenienced having to stop all the time, realize God may be saving you from something far worse. Learn to trust God with everything with child-like faith.
Do not get angry when God closes a door you may have wanted open (Proverbs 3:5-6). God is not the author of confusion. If you are experiencing confusion, re-evaluate your decision and wait. God wants you to be free from worry. Anxiety and worrying about the cares of the world choke the Word of God and keeps you from maturing in the Lord (Luke 8:14).
Your faith and the strength to face problems are built up by the Word of God (Romans 10:17). If you get caught up in worry, you have an open door for satan to attack (1 Peter 5:8).
You will begin to see natural circumstances that reflect what is going on in the Spirit. There is always a natural manifestation of what is going on in the Spirit. As you grow in hearing and seeing God, you will become more confident each time you step out and trust God. God wants you to succeed. Learn to operate by peace in your heart.
WHEN YOU PRAY
Thank God and praise Him for revealing His will to you. As you begin to do this, expect Him to reveal something that will help you make the right decision. Expect God to do this for you. Look for confirmation of God’s will. This may come as a specific Word from the Bible the Lord may speak to your spirit which is called a RHEMA word. The Bible is the LOGOS Word of God, the written Word. The rhema word never contradicts the Logos.
As you look, you will see. It may come as a phone call from someone or a circumstance that brings to pass what was revealed to you that lines up with God’s Word.
As you seek God with all your heart, He will teach you exciting truths about Himself and His character that reveal His unfailing love for you.
Hearing God by Peter Lord
Hearing God’s Voice From Within by Mickey Bonner
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