I don’t know where I first heard this statement, but it hasbeen apart of my walk with Christ: ‘if you want to know God’s will for your life, keep searching.’ That may seem odd, but the reality of my life is that I never quite arrive at His will. Sure there are markers where you know for sure that the step you just made was God’s will, but if you stayed in that one spot you would not see what God’s next plan is.
For the last few days I have been reading in the book of I Samuel. The last few chapters of this book read like an ‘action’ novel. David kills Goliath, finds favor in the King’s court, then the King becomes jealous and David has to flee for His life. While David is on the run there are many scriptures that demonstrate his reliance on God. Here are some of those statements: ‘Lord, should I go and attack?’ ‘…Lord what should I do.’ ‘…Lord, please tell me.’ He was searching for what God wanted him to do. Then there is this powerful statement that David made in chapter 24: “He (God) is my advocate, and He will rescue me…”
None of us really face the reality of being pursued by someone wanting to kill us, however, some of our problems or decisions seem that big, that daunting. I can testify that God will give the answers in His time, but He desires for us to seek Him, to continually seek Him. So if I want to know what God’s will for my life is…I keep looking, searching for God…in His word, through my cries to Him and in my moments of silence in His presence.
God can be new and fresh to us each day if we keep looking.