The Lord has good plans for you: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
As you grow older, more and more folks will ask you “what do you want to accomplish with your life?” and “what are your long-term objectives?” If you don’t know what lies ahead, questions like these might generate a great amount of worry. You’re seeking clarity about God’s will for your life because you want to obey it. Almost every Christian, regardless of age, faces this challenge.
How do you know what is God’s plan for you? If you want to know what God wants from you, there are a few critical pieces of information you need. When you become close to God, put your faith in Him, and give yourself over to Him, He will show you the way.
Ask The Lord
Are you seeking God’s guidance for your future?
James 1:5 instructs us to pray to God for guidance. If you put your trust in His ability to lead you, you will be led. Everybody likes to think they can figure things out for themselves. However, God is attempting to reassure you that He is there and that He wants to orient your footsteps.
Try to keep your ego in check and refrain from worrying about going it alone. Instead, seek His counsel by asking for it. While God already knows your intentions, a direct request to Him will help move things forward faster.
Sometimes we can’t explain how God accomplishes His goals. He may not always give you a resounding response. You need to be alert and on the lookout for Him, listening carefully for clues and watching for signals.
Keep reading the Bible and talking to God in prayer, and be open to any revelation He might send your way. Be still and reflect during these times; God may speak to you more clearly.
Always keep in mind that God would never instruct you to act in a way that goes against His holy nature or the teachings of the Bible. Don’t pay attention to the lies the devil is telling you; they’ll only lead you astray from God’s Will. God’s Word is authoritative, and it lays out precisely what God wants us to do and not do.
If you’re anxious about the future, this may be the most challenging process. It’s not simple to practice patience. At times, God may present you with several attractive alternatives for your future, and it will be up to you to choose which one He wants you to pursue.
God promises counsel to those who wait on Him before acting, so waiting on Him gives you time to reflect, pray, and listen for that guidance. Sometimes God withholds certain solutions so that we learn to rely on Him rather than on our wisdom. God is patiently waiting for us to surrender ours wants to fulfill His.
What God has in mind for you can only be discovered by becoming one of His devoted followers. Developing a close relationship with God is the first step in your Christian journey.
You need to pursue God out of a sincere interest in learning more about who He is and what He can accomplish for you, rather than out of any hidden agendas. Putting forth the effort to study the Bible, conduct devotions, pray, and go to church regularly will all help you grow closer to God. Building trust in Him is the first step in learning His will for your life.
Lift Your Will To The Lord.
While you claim to be a Christian, how much of your existence do you entrust to God? In life, we often believe we have a firm grasp on what we desire and where we’re headed. What we truly want to express to God is, “here is what I’m planning to do, God, do you approve?” rather than “here is what I think you want me to do, God.” This is not the best approach for discovering what He genuinely intends.
We must have faith in God’s plan being the best course of action. Be willing to do anything God wants you to do before He shows you His Will. Be completely at His mercy.
Think about the way God made you. God made you special and unique, and He intends for you to fulfill a purpose in the universe that nobody else can fill.
According to 1 Peter 4:10, “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another as good stewards of God’s manifold grace.” Every person on Earth was created for a unique purpose and equipped by God with certain talents and skills. Consider the gifts and abilities God gave you as you strive to understand His Will for your life. He will use those gifts as part of His plan for you.
Evaluate Your Situation
God’s design for our life is frequently made evident by the way things coincide. He also shows us what His Will is not for us by making it clear that some things cannot come to pass.
If you’re 5 feet tall and weigh 125 pounds, it’s unlikely that God has you in mind as a future NBA all-star. Whenever one door closes, God always seems to open another. Whenever God shuts a door in your path, it’s generally because He has something better in store for you. Pushing forward and exploring new opportunities might provide you with some fundamental guidance.
If you find yourself worrying about what God wants you to accomplish with your life, take a moment to relax and leave it to Him. Wait patiently and pray for His voice to become apparent. Believe that God has a wonderful purpose for your life and let Him lead the way.
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