Love God, Love People, Serve The World
What is God's Plan for my life?
1. God does have great plans for your life!
created by God, in His image, for a purpose. Just as God set apart from birth Isaiah
(Isaiah 49:1), Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:5) and Paul (Galatians 1:15) for a specific
purpose, he also has a specific plan for your life. "'For I know the plans I
have for you,' declared the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future'" (Jeremiah 29:11). The Bible says that
God's will is "good, pleasing and perfect" (Romans 12:2).
2. God's will, first and foremost, is that we
have a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ.
is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come
to a knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:3-4).
3. God wants us to be Christ's disciples.
means Christians must be committed to following God's will daily, whatever the
anyone would come to me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and
follow me" (Luke 9:23).
4. The Bible will help us to know God's will.
word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path" (Psalm 119:105).
5. God promises to give us wisdom if we just
ask Him in prayer, believing that He will give it.
we need to just ask God to give us wisdom to discern His will.
any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without
finding fault, and it will be given to him" (James 1:5).
Philippians 4:6, God tells us that we can pray about everything.
6. God has given us the Holy Spirit for
he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth..." (John
7. We should listen to the advice of godly men
and women that God has placed in our lives.
times the advice of a parent, pastor, youth minister, Sunday School teacher or
other mature person is just what we need to hear to help us decide what God
wants us to do.
way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice" (Proverbs
fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed" (Proverbs
8. The Bible says that there is a peace that
comes when we are pleasing God with our lives.
deciding between two alternatives that you have been praying about, sometimes
one of the options will give you a greater peace. That option is probably God's
fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be
quietness and confidence forever" (Isaiah 32:17).
9. We should trust God in faith that He will
accomplish His will in our lives.
in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all
ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6).
confident of this, that he who began a good work in your will carry it on to
completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6).
10. God has given each of us gifts and
abilities to use in His service.
always equips us to do what he calls us to do. If you aren't gifted in a
certain area, God is probably not calling you to minister in that area. (see
Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and Ephesians 4:11-13 for lists of
spiritual gifts and a discussion of them.)