Day 7: Discerning the Will of God

Dale Sutherland

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect (Romans 12:2).

Although we live in a culture that says it is all about us and what we can do, followers of Christ must resist this worldly temptation. As believers, we cannot forget the transformative work that has taken place through the gospel. By God’s grace, our minds have been made new. With confidence, we can know the will of God, and we don’t need to lean on the world’s interpretation.

If you are wondering about God’s will, Scripture is clear. We are to live godly lives, meditate on God’s Word, look forward to heaven, forgive and be forgiven, and walk in submission to human authority. You don’t need to be conformed to this world; you are a new creature.

Many of us spend time trying to do the will of God as though He is hiding it from us, and this is simply untrue. There are no secrets or attempts to mask God’s will, and I encourage you to spend time in God’s Word. Satan wants followers of Christ to see Him as unreachable and unattainable. Church; do not fall for the lies.

We serve a good God, and He has a good plan for you and me. If you are worried about which job opportunity will come next, which school to attend, or which outfit to wear, rest. Instead, with a renewed mind, focus on His will for your life, walk with Him, and look forward to when you will meet Him. Until then, enjoy each hour as you spend it with the people He has placed in your life.  

Prayer points:

  • Praise God that His will is revealed clearly in His Word!
  • Pray that our church will access the wonder of His will through His Word, as we take every captive thought to obey Him (2 Cor. 10:5).
  • Pray that we would all rejoice and follow God’s will to live godly lives, meditate on His Word, look forward to Heaven, forgive and be forgiven, and to walk in submission to human authority.