What is God’s will for your life? Well the Bible says:
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Not the answer you were looking for?
That’s probably because what you actually want is to have your fortune told.
Many ask about the will of God as though it’s the Christian equivalent of ”wishing upon a star”. When they talk about God’s will for their life, what they’re probably talking about is the hopes and dreams they have and it’s God’s will for them to have him.
But the Bible isn’t going to tell you:
- What career you should pursue
- Where to go to school
- Where you will live
- What tax bracket you should be in
- What church to attend
- Whether you should get married or not get married
- How many kids you will have
- Where you should be buried
For those kinds of questions, the Bible says wisdom is found in an abundance of counselors.
Where there’s no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. (Proverbs 11:14)
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Now understanding the will of the Lord doesn’t mean what He’s going to reveal to you in a vision or a dream or some false prophet trying to con you. It’s understanding what He’s already revealed in His Word.
Know what the Word of God says and how to apply it, and it will make you wise.
The Bible also says:
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor. (1 Thessalonians 4:3)
So what is God’s will for your life?
That you praise Him in all circumstances and that you live holy lives in Christ Jesus according to His Word, the Bible…
… when we understand the text.