The Will of God – When I was much younger I wanted desperately to know the will of God for my life.
I spent so much time asking, pleading, searching. I just wanted to know what my purpose was in this life.
I read a lot of books about God’s will, I talked to several people about the steps or Bible verses that could help with clarity, but still I felt a bit befuddled.
What I realized on the journey so far is that the most important thing is having a great relationship with God. God cares more about us spending time with him than about us being “useful to him.”
In one of our classes in church we used the book Seven Realities for Experiencing God, and I felt like I began understanding God better.
I think most of my life I had not taken the time to really know who God is. I just assumed that since I had known about God for most of my life, there wasn’t really much more to know. But I was wrong.
I am learning that I don’t have to go through the “crisis of belief” when challenging times come. I don’t have to wonder if God cares. I can actually know God so well, that no matter what happens I can be at peace. How amazing does that sound.
I want to be able to know step-by-step, moment-by-moment, everything that God wants me to know. To think, see and speak just like him – that when people interact with me, they can’t help but be drawn to God.
So these days instead of trying so hard to figure out what God wants me to do with my life – The will of God for my life, I’m learning instead to focus on God’s love for me.
Because in the end, it’s about the relationship with the one I am privileged to call our heavenly father.