The other night I came across another blog of an adoptive family of seven. The mother is co-founder of an amazing organization, 147 million orphans (yes, that’s the “conservative” estimate of number of orphans in the world today), which seeks to bring awareness and opportunity for action to the world-wide orphan crisis.
Her recent post, God’s Will for My Life, really blows my mind.
I think about this a lot. How often we’re searching and seeking to do His will, when really, His Word gives us His perfect will for our lives. In so many ways. On so many levels. And our job is obedience. That’s it.
I do believe God is a god of details; that He gives specific instructions at times. Many times. But I think this post really sums up this balance of searching for His will and obeying and following TODAY:
…I think that we need to forget about “God’s will for my life”. God cares more about His spirit leading us TODAY than what we intend to do for the next year. We are so caught up in trying to figure out what His will is for our future that we are numb to what he is whispering in our ears TODAY.
Most of the time we are fearful of making mistakes, so we try to figure out what our 20 year plan looks like. He doesn’t promise us a plan, He promises us that He will NEVER leave us or forsake us. Or if you feel like I felt yesterday, you want to know what your future holds so that you will see light at the end of the tunnel.
It is much easier to use the phrase “God’s will for my life” as an excuse for inaction or even disobedience. It is much less demanding to think about God’s will for your future than to ask Him what He wants you to do in the next few minutes. It’s safer to commit to following Him SOMEDAY instead of TODAY…
…Each of us that know Christ have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us. As we walk together through this lifetime, let’s pray BOLDLY that we will desire His Spirit to guide us and that we will follow it moment by moment and not quench or resist it.
I recommend reading the full post. Check it out here.