Does God have a perfect will for His children? I believe that He does and that He wants to show us our next step.
Last week I shared that in our book study, "The Best Yes" Terkuerst said, "there is no such thing as a perfect decision" and while I understand that she doesn't disagree with God's perfect will, I just can't agree with this statement.
Knowing the perfect will of God is possible. Doing it is a completely different thing. Romans 12:2 says,
“Do not conform to the pattern this world, but be transformed by the renewing your mind. Then you be able to test and approve what ’s is—His good, pleasing and
To know God’s will, there are a couple of things we must note.
- 1. Where we stand in the world determines if we will know God’s will. If we are conforming to the world we will not be able to see God’s perfect will for us.
- 2. What we do with our time also determines if we will know God’s will. Our minds should be in the process of being transformed by renewing it. This means we should be spending time in the Word.
According to this passage, we will know the will of God and this will is perfect. In the greek this word perfect means "complete both mentally and morally". Will means "choice, desire, or will". We can discern what this will of God is. Let's put it like this,
When we are walking in God’s word and in His desire for us according to His Word we will be able to discern what is pleasing to Him. What pleases Him is His perfect choice for us!
He has a perfect choice and we can know it! BUT it does take discipline on our account.
Another quick thought - As Christians, we want a clear cut answer immediately, but what if God's will is sanctification through the waiting process? Did you know that we grow through waiting? Sometimes the hardest thing to do is wait, but great growth comes through just that.
This week I have created for you some printable verse cards on God's will. I hope you use these and memorize them! I am also including a couple article links on knowing God's will.
I hope these articles help as you seek to know God's will. One thing is for sure, God has a perfect will for us.