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Knowing God’s Will:

    If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. (NIV) James 1:5-8

Prerequisites to Knowing God’s Will: Total commitment to do the will of God! That means no second guessing God and doing what you think best!

    Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-- this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-- his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV) Romans 12:1-2

    If anyone chooses to do God's will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. (NIV) John 7:17-18

The Primary Way of Knowing God’s Will is through God’s Word! God’s Word will never contradict God’s will. Be totally obedient to the precepts and principles in the Bible. If you don’t know God’s Word, dig into it and you will find His will!

    Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (NIV) Joshua 1:8

    All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (NIV) 2 Timothy 3:16-17

    How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (NIV) Psalm 119:9-11

    He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me; and he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and will disclose Myself to him." (NAS) John 14:21

Secondary Ways of Knowing God’s Will:

  1. Prayer
  2. Godly Counsel
  3. Circumstances
  4. Desires
  5. Common Sense


    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV) Philippians 4:6

    Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (NIV) Matthew 7:7

    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. (NIV) Psalm 32:8

Godly Counsel:

    The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. (NIV) Proverbs 12:15

    Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. (NIV) Proverbs 19:20

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. (NIV) Colossians 3:16

    Note: Godly counsel means godly counsel, not good opinions from nice people! Godly counsel comes from God which means that a godly counselor is one who knows the Word of God, is spending quality time with God in prayer, and is living a godly life. I’ve seen too many people follow counsel from someone who is religious, but not godly, and they end up on the wrong path! So be careful who you choose to listen to!More on FInding God's Will



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