Lies About the Will of God – Part 1
Before we look at the lies told concerning the will of God, let’s look at how one can know the will of God. In Acts 9, When Jesus appeared to Saul on the road to Damascus, Saul asked Him the two greatest questions anybody could ever ask: “Lord, Who are You?” and “What do You want me to do?” Guidance is promised in the Scriptures. In Acts 9:6, the Lord said to Saul, “… Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.” Jesus could not have given him a better promise: to tell him what to do.
God will guide you, too. He has a plan for your life. Psalm 37:23 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and He delighteth in his way.” In Psalm 32:8. God says, “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine eye.” Aren’t those wonderful promises? Guidance is promised in the Word of God. We have a Father above us controlling all things. We have the Saviour beside us directing our steps. And we have the Spirit within us impressing our hearts. We can know His will.
Lies of the Devil concerning the will of God.
Before we get into how to know His will, I am first going to address some lies concerning the will of God. There are several lies about the will of God that need to be exposed and then extinguished. Here they are:
Lie #1. God will give you a roadmap for your life.
God's will for you is not a roadmap — it is a relationship. If you stay in a relationship with Him, He will guide you each step of the way.
Lie #2. God is some sort of a celestial wet blanket.
There are a lot of people who don't want to know the will of God because they are afraid of what they might find out. But suppose your teenage son says, “Dad, I'm convinced you're a godly man. I’ve decided that whatever you want me to do, I'll do it.” Would you say, “He'll be sorry he ever said that. Let's see how we can make his life miserable”? Of course not! Don't be afraid of the will of God. It’s what you would want for yourself if you knew enough to want it.
Lie #3. God only speaks to a certain class of people.
Some believe God has a will for ministers but not for any other group of people. But God has a particular will for you whether you are a missionary, or a secretary — a pastor, or a plumber. God has a will for everyone.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I am thankful that I do not have to go through life wandering around aimlessly. Your promise of guidance for me is promised in Scriptures. Thank You for taking pleasure in my life to give me the resources to find and to fulfill Your purpose for it. In Jesus name, AMEN!
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Dr. Blackman is passionate about helping others grow in the grace of the Lord. His devotions are centered on how to grow closer to the Lord through a personal relationship.