Monday, May 24, 2010

God's Specific Will

God's universal will is clear and indisputable because it is spelled out in His Word. Trusting Christ, submitting totally to Christ, being filled with the Spirit, obeying your parents and remaining sexually pure were already discussed. Here's the last one:

Share your faith. Christians need never ask God, "Should I share my faith with others?" God's will is already revealed in this area—for all believers. Jesus commanded, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age" (Matthew 28:19-20). God's will is that you share your faith with all nations—not just those across the ocean but also with those across the hall and the lunch table.

As you set your heart to obey these and other facets of God's clearly revealed will in Scripture, you are in the perfect spot to discover God's specific will for your life. It doesn't matter which question you are asking right now: Whom should I date or marry? What school should I attend? What major should I declare? What classes should I take? What career should I prepare for? Or any of dozens of other seemingly important and urgent decisions you may face. By committing yourself to follow God's universal will, you open the door for God to reveal His specific will for your life.

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