Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright
Please sent your comments, questions and prayer requests to:
How to find, follow and fulfill the will of God.
Are you fulfilling your call? Do you even know what God has ordained for your life? If not, you’re certainly not alone. Two-thirds of Christians don’t know if they were walking in God’s will. Being uncertain of God’s plan for our lives is common among Christians. But it shouldn’t be.
How can we ever expect to build God’s kingdom if we don’t know our part? The place to start is to realize that the Lord has a specific and unique plan for you. He’s had this plan in mind before you were even born. God had all of your days written out before you were born. You aren’t a mistake going somewhere to happen. You haven’t been placed on this earth by chance. Where and when you were born, the parents God gave you, your personality, and everything else about you was orchestrated by God for a specific purpose.
However, you can’t assume that God’s will is automatically going to come to pass in your life. It won’t. God’s will doesn’t always come to pass. Take salvation, for instance. I believe that most people are not accomplishing what God has called them to do. They may be doing good works, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re walking in God’s purpose for their lives. Not everything that is good is God.Believe me,
God’s perfect will is worth finding. Supernatural peace and joy come when you’re in the center of His will. And God’s blessing and anointing will always be on your work when you’re doing what He’s called you to do.
Do you feel dissatisfied or unsettled with your life? Are you tired of just going to work, coming home, watching television, going to bed, then getting up and doing it all over again? If so, it may be God who has placed a holy dissatisfaction within you in hopes of provoking you to start seeking out His perfect will. Don’t wait another day to begin the search for God’s will in your life.
Finding God’s will for your life is essential, but it’s just the beginning. Once you start moving in God’s direction, you have a big target painted on your back. Satan will do everything he can to stop you. If you don’t bump into the devil, it’s because you both are headed in the same direction. You’re going to have all kinds of problems trying to follow God’s will. You can definitely learn from hard knocks. But I don’t recommend it. There is a better way. You can learn from somebody else’s hard knocks. This is exactly what the Scripture has to say:
Knowing God’s will for your life is a very small part of you following and fulfilling that will. That comes as a total shock to most people. Most people think, God, just show me what You want me to do, and praise
God, I can take care of it from here. But, actually, the Scripture teaches a much different attitude. Once you know God’s will for your life, the next step—and maybe even a more important step—is finding out how to follow and fulfill His will.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
It is more tragic when a person knows God’s will but doesn’t fulfill it than if they never knew His will to begin with. I believe this happens more often than most people realize. When we get to heaven and look back on our lives, I don’t think many of us will say, “I trusted God too much.” But many of us will say, “I played it too safe. I spent my time being occupied with too many things and not going for what God said.” So, I think how to fulfill God’s will may be the most important part of this teaching, How to Find, Follow, and Fulfill God’s Will. It is super important that you learn how to finish your race properly.
Everybody wants the testimony, but nobody wants the test! You can quit when things get hard and most people wouldn’t disapprove. They’d only say something if you don’t act that way. They’d get mad at you when you start saying you can overcome in every situation. They believe you should be preparing for the worst.
If you’re in a bad situation and it’s beating you, make sure not to faint in your mind! It’s the way you think that is causing you to be overcome by those situations. If you would think correctly, you would overcome! You’ve got to get to where you look to Jesus and consider Him more than what you see in the mirror, what you feel in your body, more than what other people have to say to you—anything! You have to get to where God’s Word impacts you more than anybody else’s word. You have to keep yourself encouraged because you will not fulfill God’s will with a defeated attitude. You’re going to have to resist discouragement. You have to overcome obstacles that have been put in your path. I’m telling you, it takes effort. If you’re going to endure over the long haul, you’re going to have to toughen up. Good soldiers don’t indulge their feelings; they just do what they need to do.
I pray this has been helpful to in Finding, Following and Fulfilling God’s will for your life.
God has a definite plan for your life.
Your not here by accident.
He wants you to know His will if you will diligently seek Him.
You will do well to find His will for you.
You will do well to then follow His will – Seek Him First.
You will do well to Fulfill His will. – Endure hardness as a good soldier.
You’ll find great happiness and satisfaction in doing so.