How Do We Find God’s Will For Our Lives?
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NASB)
* There are somethings that the Bible makes pretty clear as to what to do or not to do in order to do God’s will. For instance, I am pretty clear on murdering people not being something God wants me to do. I am also pretty solid on the idea that God doesn’t want me to beat the crap out of other people. There are other things that I am less solid on but still feel pretty good about God wanting me to do or not do. Then there are things I am even less solid on and then there are things I am clueless about (in regards to what God wants me to do or not do). The purpose of this study is to seek ways of finding God’s will in these seemingly ever increasing gray areas.
* Paul says to be transformed by the renewing of our minds so we can prove God’s will for our lives. How exactly does he mean that we do that? How do we get transformed by the renewing of our minds?
* The last part of that verse nicely describes what our goal is: to do what is good, acceptable, as perfect in God’s site.
* Think about how many decisions each one of us has to make on a daily basis! There are many. How do we determine what God wants us to do in these many decisions we have to make and how do we determine which ones God doesn’t care either way about, etc.? On one hand, we don’t want to do things God doesn’t want us to do but we also don’t want to toss away gifts from God that we mistake as “bad”, etc.