How to line up with the will of God on your life.
1. Scripture Direction
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
If you want your path to be lit, the first place you must go is to the Word of God.
Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
If you want God to order your steps and direct your path, His word is the first place you must go. When you have to make a tough decision, when you are struggling at work, struggling with your children, struggling in your marriage, or with life in general, you have to look to the Word of God and see what the word has to say about whatever situation you go through. The word has some guidelines or principle that relates to whatever issue you are going through, whatever trial you’re facing the word has something you can relate to it.
Hebrews 13:17 (NIV)
Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.
Submitting to the spiritual authorities. God speaks to us through the Word and also through spiritual authorities. God-fearing Holy Ghost-filled authorities. God has placed a Spiritual authority over us, everybody should be under some kind of Spiritual Authority like a Pastor.
If your attitude is that nobody can tell you anything. If no one can give you any sense of direction, if you have no authority figure in your life, you are outside the will of God. God raises authority figures to give you a sense of direction and God will control your heart.
Proverbs 21:1 (NKJV)
The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.
If we apply this principle to our life, of looking to spiritual authority to give a sense of direction, God will control our hearts. If you feel so strongly about something you want to do, but your authority figure is not in line with it, it might mean that you should wait till God changes there heart or changes the circumstances.
3. Get Godly Counsel
Proverbs 11:14 (NKJV)
Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
When you refuse to consult with anybody, when no one can tell you anything, you are doomed to fail. Get some Godly counsel and talk to people that have done what you are getting ready to do. Find a Godly person that’s been down that same road already. Learned from their mistake, ask them what they have learned. See, when you talk to someone that’s already done it you avoid the same mistakes.
We live in a generation that wants to do it their way.
Philippians 4:19 (NKJV)
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
When the Will of God is on your life, God will make provisions, He will make them available to you. According to his riches in glory, He will supply all you need. When God opens a door for you, He will make the provisions. When God gives you a vision, He will give you the provisions. You have to be willing to look for it and wait for God’s provisions. God can send things to your life that you can’t access because your attention is elsewhere. God can send instruction, wisdom, and provision but you miss it because your attention is on something else.
Genesis 22: 1-24; Abraham took Isaac his son to the mountains to sacrifice, Isaac said, to Abraham where is the lamb for the sacrifice, Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” Then to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar and laid Isaac on the altar. Then Abraham took the knife to slay his son. But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!”
“Do not lay your hand on the lad. Then Abraham lifted his eyes and behind him was a ram caught in a thick bush by its horns.
So, Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham named the place, Jehovah Jireh “The Lord Will Provide” God will make provision, God will give you whatever you need.
1 King 17 – When Elijah prophesied that no rain for 3 ½ years, then God told him to leave and stayed by the brook in Cherith, and ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and evening; and he drank from the brook. God had set him aside for some time.
See, sometimes God will set you aside to preserve you, you have the talent and all the skills, and you think you’re ready, but God is saying not yet.
After some time, the Lord told Elijah to find this widow in Zarephath. I have commanded this widow to sustain you. How did Elijah know that God wanted him to leave, the brook dried up the raven stop coming. How do you know God wants you to move, you no longer have peace, and you no longer have any growth opportunities. We must learn when the brook dries up is time to move.
If you are looking for a job in a particular field, and you can’t find a job in that field, that might mean that the brook has dried up for you in that field. That means you have to expand your search into another field. If you’ve been trying to get in a particular door, and you keep trying to open this door, the door is shut tight. That means that there’s no opportunity in that area, the brook is dry, and you have to move on. When God gives you a vision, He will give you the provisions. Consider this, maybe God closed that door because He knew you are worth so much more.
Quote: When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
In Acts 27 – Paul’s Voyage to Rome, the King of Judea decided that they should deliver Paul and some of the other prisoners to Rome. They set sail to Rome along the coast of Asia, they were going from place to place, port to port. The places were determined by the way the winds were blowing. So, the captain wanted to go to a certain port, but Paul tells him that based on these winds we shouldn’t go in that direction if we insist it will lead to disaster, the captain ignored Paul.
And they encountered a storm that wrecked the ship into pieces, everyone made it to shore on broken pieces of the ship. We need to learn how to identify the direction of the winds that God is blowing on our lives. God opening doors for you, and the winds are blowing, you just have to be able to discern the direction in which the winds are blowing.
Some of us are holding on to broken pieces of our lives, we’ve gone in a direction that God didn’t want for us. You didn’t take the path, you didn’t go through the door God opened for you. You chose a path that ended you up on the broken pieces of your life.
God is opening doors for you, and you just have to look for those doors. God has opened doors in your life, but you have been so resistant or proud to see those doors that are open. You keep trying to go through a door that God has shut. But you still insist on going through that door.
When God sees you doing your part, developing what He has given you, then He will do His part and open doors that no man can shut. God doesn’t close one door without getting ready to open another with bigger and greater things. God opens doors for our good and closes doors for our better. Don’t be hurt, be thankful. You don’t know what He saved you from. Sometimes, God closes doors because it’s time to move forward. He knows we won’t move unless circumstances force us to.
Stay tune for part 3
God Bless, Israel