God’s Will vs Our Will

All believers are anxious to do things for God, but we must be careful lest we do our will rather than God’s will.  Consider Romans 12:1-2…

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

If we don’t offer ourselves humbly, fully and completely to God through serious prayer and pleas to do His will rather than our own, we run the risk of being away from God’s will for our lives.  We may think that by following our own imaginations, that we are doing God’s work but God very often leads His people blindly, and takes methods quite different from ours.  The true service which God delights in, is sacrificing our whole selves to Him at all times.  Keep the Lord FIRST in our thoughts, earnestly pray often for His wisdom, study the Word and ask Him to use you for His purpose and His glory.  You’ve learned certain skills as you go through life but remember that our skills are a gift from God and we should pray that God will use those gifts for His glory by His will.  Romans 12:4-8 addresses those gifts and talents from God…

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,
so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;
if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;
the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

So seek God’s will, follow His instructions and always love one another!

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