Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? (Jn. 6:28 KJV)
Have you ever wondered “what does God want me to do?” Well, the Jews were also curious in the scripture above and asked Jesus what they needed to do.
God’s will for us is both general and specific. He will specifically instruct you regarding particular circumstances in your life, such as finances or relationships. These directions are truly specific to the individual, and cannot be applied to someone else. You must learn to hear from God for yourself rather than trying to duplicate His guidance to another regarding their particular situation. While the specifics are will determine how sweet our life on earth will be, figuring out the details of every step in our lives should not be our priority.
The general will of God is what He wants from every single one of us. These are His top priorities for our lives. There are three core general things God wants man to do. First, He wants every one of us to be saved, through grace, by putting our faith in Jesus. When we do, we receive His Spirit and come into a relationship with Him. Secondly, He wants us to constantly fill our heart with the Word to continually grow in our relationship with Him. His next, not last, will for all of us, is to surrender the control of our lives to Him. These things are presented in a careful order, because each step makes way and empowers us for the next.
If we will apply our hearts to these general principles, the specifics will become obvious.
Think for a moment: what does God really want you to do?
APPLY THE WORD
Do you know what God wants you to do? Start consciously applying yourself to doing it starting today.
Ask the Lord for the wisdom to know His will and the strength to do what He wants.
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