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WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR MY LIFE?

WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR MY LIFE?

Do you know the WILL OF GOD FOR YOUR LIFE?

This is the most common question asked by most believers – What is the Will of God for my Life?

If you find yourself asking this question, then you aren’t reading this article by mistake. I want to encourage you to continue reading, because in this article I’ll describe the art of yielding in such a way that will not only be palatable and relatable, but will completely revolutionise your walk with God - unlocking the very encounters which you so desire. 

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV)

 

Note that verse 2 starts with “And” meaning that it is a continuation of verse 1. The author wants to expound in further detail what will happen if we perform the former which is to present our bodies as a living sacrifice.

The Word “Thusia” is the Greek word for “Sacrifice” which means to give something up or to let something go and when done right carries an immense amount of power that will align you with the perfect will of God for your life.

The “Thusia Anointing” is the very thing that is necessary for you to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, and this in turn will enable you to prove what is the good, acceptable and perfect will of God for your life according to verse 2.

If I had to ask you this question: If God told you to sacrifice your “Isaac”, will you be able to do it?

There are very few believers who possess the art of letting go, but in order to walk in the perfect will of God, you will need to access this hidden wisdom of God.

Understand that there are 3 dimensions of surrender, 

  • the good, 
  • the acceptable 
  • And the perfect will of God. 

Now, for us to be in the perfect will of God there has to be total surrender, sacrifice and letting go.

There are 4 keys to sacrifice which every believer should know:

KEY 1: Measure of Spiritual Strength: 

“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves”.
Romans 15:1 (KJV)

Spiritual strength is not how much you can do, but rather how much of the weaknesses of others you can carry. This is not an easy task and will require a great level of sacrifice but unfortunately we live in a time where the mentality is to “look out for yourself and not to care about the rest”. However, one of the greatest signs of a Christian is that they care for the weak.

  • Moses was a great man of spiritual strength, where he carried the burdens and the weaknesses of an entire nation.
  • Jesus was the ultimate example of sacrifice, as he carried the weaknesses and the burdens of the entire world. This is the ultimate level of sacrifice which we should attain to.

We must remember that our first motive as a believer should always be to please Jesus Christ in everything that we do. 

“If you want to increase spiritual strength learn to bear the weaknesses of others.”

KEY 2: Denying Ourselves: 

“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves”.
Romans 15:1 (KJV)

This level of sacrifice is what will cause the anointing that is locked up on the inside of you to flow out like rushing rivers of living water, changing everting in its path.

But before this can happen, the feelings you have of “I wish”, “I think”, “If you ask me”, “that’s what I like”, has to be denied. 

Why is this important? 

Because you will not be able to see what God has installed for you, as long as the focus is on yourself.

23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
Luke 9:23 (NKJV)

This is the very 1st thing that we must do if we want to follow Jesus, we must deny ourselves and then the 2nd thing is to take up our cross daily. It is very important to understand that denying yourself is not a once off stand that you take or position that you reach, it is something that must be done daily. The more you do this the more God will become alive in you.

Denying ourselves comes when we:

  • Sacrifice time in prayer
  • Sacrifice time to study the Word of God
  • Sacrifice financially through our Tithes, Offering & Seeds
  • Fasting
  • Serving at the church
  • Carry others weaknesses & burdens

“We must remember that the will of God can only rise up to the extent that you we willing to let go.”

KEY3: The Spirit of Christ: 

“But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His”.
Romans 8:9 (NKJV)

The Spirit of Christ specifically represents the nature and the personality of Jesus Christ and when we look at the nature and personality of Jesus, we see He was completely selfless, He came to serve and we should take on this character. 

We must remember that the first will of God for our lives will be to serve those around us and therefore the anointing, calling and purpose on our lives is not for us but for God and for others.

This is something that cannot be done without the help, guidance and counsel of the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit you will not know nor be able to move in what God has for you.

“The Holy Spirit is pivotal in you finding the will of God for your life, but it will once again require of you to be completely surrendered to Him.”

KEY 4: The Willingness to Yield: 

At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?”
1 Kings 3:5 (NKJV)

Can you imagine suddenly being asked by God; “Ask me anything, and I will give it to you”. 

For many their first response will be unlimited finances, to be successful in life, a sports car, a mansion, perfect health etc. The majority that receives this blank cheque will immediately only think about themselves.

Solomon however sets an example that will be wise for us to follow as seen in the following passage of scripture,

Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or countedTherefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”
1 Kings 3:7-9 (NKJV)

 

King Solomon did not request wealth, health, the lives of his enemies nor honour – He asked only for wisdom. 

And also note that his request was not for himself but for the nation, so that he could judge them according to the will of God. 

God then responded to King Solomon saying,

“And I have also given you what you have not asked, both riches and honour, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days”.
1 Kings 3:13 (NKJV)

“Solomon’s willingness to surrender to the will of God, brought great blessing upon his life.”

Obedience to God and to His Word is key to stepping into His will for your life. Many only make it halfway and struggle to find the will of God for their life because they take His Word lightly.

The fact of the matter is that as long as we hold on and say “That’s mine, I’m not letting go”, then the perfect will of God will not be revealed in your life.

By yielding, submitting and surrendering to God – living a life of sacrifice, is the key that will catapult you into everything God has prepared for you.

In a recent sermon which I preached, I outlined several further points in great detail concerning this powerful topic, and I’d like to encourage you to listen to it. The full message can be found on our EncounterNow App.

Thank you and God bless.

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