Lies About the Will of God – Part 2
More Lies of the Devil concerning the will of God.
Lie #4. The will of God is difficult and hard to discern.
The will of God is not difficult. The difficulty is choosing to do the will of God over our own will, surrendering to it. God will make His will known to those who are willing to do it.
Lie #5. God Only Speaks To A Certain, Few Holy People
God’s will is not limited to those with position. He just doesn’t speak to only the Paul’s, the Spurgeon’s or the Moody’s. He has a will for every saint at every conceivable level of commitment. If you choose to follow in His will, you will be led to more dedicated life. He calls us where we are!
Lie #6. God Only Reveals His Will To The Young
God calls people of all ages, He never stops using His saints. If He were finished with you, He would have called you home. If you are sitting on the sidelines, I can guarantee you that you need to seek His will! It is never too late to do the will of God.
Lie #7. God hides His will.
Do you want to know what God's will for your life is? He wants you to know even more. Discerning His will is not a game of hide-and-seek. It is not some kind of egg hunt where God camouflages His will and we have to try and find where it is hidden. God never hides His will. So why do we struggle with knowing what God's will is? The answer is because we have a will also. And when God's will and my will don't match, a decision must be made. I must answer the question: "Who is Lord of this area of my life?" It doesn't matter what I sing, what I profess, or what I believe intellectually. If I choose my will over God's in any particular area, then Christ is not Lord in that area—self is. God does not hide His will from us. God wants to reveal His will. In the truest sense of the word, you don't find the will of God, the will of God finds you when you're walking in the Spirit.
Lie #8. The will of God is unpleasant.
The devil’s desire is to make you think that the will of God will ruin your life. He will make you think you will miss out on the fun things in life. That if you were to fully surrender to do God’s will that God will send you on a foreign mission field to suffer. On Monday September 29, 1997, I surrender to the Lord and what scares me the most is if I had missed it. When I surrendered my life, I came alive. I bloomed/blossomed that day. The will of God is good Romans 12:1. God is not out to make your life miserable. When you’re in the will of God you do not want to be anywhere else. It’s not what is happening to you, it is what you’re missing by not being in the will of God.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I am thankful that I will never be disappointed in performing Your will. It encourages me that You want me to do Your will. Thank You for taking pleasure in my life to give me the resources to find and to fulfill Your purpose for my life. In Jesus name, AMEN!
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