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Updated on January 7, 2016

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This page is dedicated to spiritual growth using Scripture as well as real life stories. My mission is to challenge and encourage others as well as myself on their spiritual journeys. My hope and prayer is that I can encourage others, as I continue to grow in my spiritual walk, and share my experiences with you.

What is God's Will for me?

Steps to Finding God's Will

"What is God's Will for me?" This is a very common questions amongst Christians. Throughout Scripture, we are reminded that God has a purpose for our lives. Just read Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" Isn't this crazy!? We are God's HANDIWORK!!! You're probably thinking, "That's great, but how do I figure out my purpose in life?" I am a firm believer in simplicity, so I believe there are four steps to finding God's Will. The first one is GET IN THE WORD! In order to begin seeking God's Will we need to know God's promises. Don't know where to look? I'll give you one right off the bat: GOD IS FAITHFUL! You do not have to look very far to find that promise. Just look at the story of Abraham. Okay, so you know one promise. Keep looking there are plenty more. Now that we got that straightened out, we can move to the second step: PRAYER! Does this even need an explanation? Ask God for direction in your career choice, relationship or whatever else you need discernment about. This leads straight to step three: HAVE OTHERS PRAY FOR YOU! If you feel that God is calling you in a certain direction, bring this information to other believers you trust, and have them pray about it. This all takes time, but eventually you will come to your last step, which is the scariest. TAKE THE LEAP OF FAITH!!! I want to close with a story. A couple years ago, I was meeting with a mentor. He was a physical therapist, working at a faith-based facility. Well, things just weren't working out, so he prayed. To make a long story short, a door here in Pennsylvania closed, and another one opened in North Carolina. Through prayer and God's faithfulness, he was blessed with a job, even though it was in another state. We can't grow if we are too comfortable, so sometimes it's only appropriate for God to call us out of our comfort zones. Guys and gals, I am writing this to myself. I am twenty-one and am really struggling to find God's Will, but this is REAL stuff. Being in the Word, praying, having others pray for you, and taking the final leap of faith are all critical steps in seeking and finding God's Will. GOD WILL REMAIN FAITHFUL, but it does require work on your part to find God's Will. I hope these steps helped, and I will pray that God opens some amazing doors for ALL of you. God bless.

"Just Go!"

How many times do we read something that just hits us right between the eyes? Over the years, I have wrestled with God’s Will. “What is God’s Will for my life?” “How do I know whether or not this is what God has planned?” “What career path does God want me to take?”

Here’s another question: How many times have I read the Great Commission in Matthew 28 and actually let the words sink in? That’s an easy answer: Once. The last words of Jesus before his ascension into Heaven, and I only let these words resonate with me once? Wow… that’s a difficult pill to swallow!

In Matthew 28:19, the Great Commission reads: “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…” Let’s stop here, because I want to focus on the command, “Go” (Hence why it’s bold,capitalized and italicized.) Go… Really, God? I have been wrestling with this command for a week.

I recently tweeted, “Ok, God. You command me to go, but where exactly do you want me to go? #confused” The answers I got to this question are definitely worth the share. One of my followers responded, “Sometimes, he’s not going to tell you. He wants YOU to decide where to go.” Wait a minute! If you've known me for any length of time, you know full well that having me make this kind of decision may not be the smartest thing to do.

I have not had steady employment since July. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is discontentment. “God, I want…” I want more money, I want something that will lead to a career, I want part-time, I want full-time. Okay, maybe I have no idea what I want! The question became, “God, what do you want?” This is a hard question to ask. I believe the answer came from that Tweet, He wants me to decide my next move. I think it’s time for me to grow up, get a job and actually obey God. Yeah, I do a lot of volunteer work, go to church, and all that good stuff, but idle time equals sinful time. Another thing God commands us to do? WORK! Make a living, make a difference. No matter what job I choose, I am called to make a difference. Now that I wrote this nice story, what’s the point I am trying to make? My point is this: I don't care how old or young you are. Think about your life at this very moment. Where is God calling you to go? What is God laying on your heart? I encourage you, the reader to prayerfully think about your life and what your divine mission is for the rest of your life. Is it going on a mission trip? Is it mentoring a newer believer? Is it starting a new career or hobby?Just remember: the future starts now!

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Twitter: @whereswaldo48

Response was from: @His_Child2000


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