The 3.0 Method of Finding God’s Will

Many sincere Christians are frozen in their tracks by the fear that they may miss God’s Perfect Will for their lives.

Some are afraid that they have already “missed it” and can hope for nothing more than His “second best” life…if that.

In my new e-book, I’ve combined over a generation of life and ministry and presented a “3.0” method of “Finding God’s Will” that promises to set the reader on a practical, new journey of joy, peace, and freedom with God.

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Wide Eyed With Wonder

Wide EyedThe desire and delight of the Lord is for you and I to be “Wide Eyed With Wonder”

That is an experience that He desires that we maintain throughout our “adulthood.”

The Kingdom of God, says Jesus, is made up of those that are like children. 

Your children, or grandchildren are great imitators.  It’s not to late to give them something great to imitate.  It’s not too late to be surprised by the delights of God’s Presence.

It’s not too late to be filled with your own child-like wonder.

What the devil doesn’t want you to know:

It’s child-like wonder that is the heart of “The fear of the Lord.”   There’s nothing like  “eye popping wonder” that will saturate a person like you and I with the deepest kind of awe and respect.

Discover the beauty, peace, joy, and love of wonder

Make the choice right now to tell the Lord you want to be a child again.  Accept no excuses from your “adult self” that tries to insist on the wisdom of being “all grown up.”

Wide eyed wonder is a gift that is yours in the redemption of Christ.  He wants you to begin unwrapping it, today.  

So. be like the child in the photo above.  Open your eyes wide (I mean literally).  Lift your hands up toward heaven.  Say, “Yes, Please.”  Then expect the Holy Spirit to begin a fresh stirring in you.

It may scare you a little at first

It may scare you a little at first because you probably aren’t used to having happy stirrings within.  But, just go with it.

Whenever something contrary happens that tries to make you squint-y eyed with stress, open your eyes wide with confidence in His desires and delights for you.

The first step:  You believing it…which includes true belief…which means acting on it even while it doesn’t feel real.

Yes, Lord.  Yes, Lord.  Yes, yes, Lord!

Gary

 

Getting Ahead of God

straightI believe it is impossible to “get ahead of God.”  The idea is commonly held, so let me explain what I mean.  I believe it will be hopeful and liberating.

As we navigate the twists and turns of our lives, we desire to make our decisions based on what we consider to be a revealed word or will of God.  Some of the most popular teachings revolved around the subject of, “Finding God’s Will.”

God’s Will Isn’t Lost

I really believe that we make the whole subject far more complicated than God ever intended.  He’s not playing a game of hide and seek with His purposes for us.  But, before I get too deeply into a discussion about “the art of finding His will,” let’s hone back in on this thing about getting ahead of God. [That’s a subject for other posts]

God Doesn’t Hold Us Back

One of the problems I see in this whole, “Be careful not to get ahead of God” teaching assumes He “drags His heels” on our desires to get ahead…to advance in life.  It adopts the idea that God is always having to protect us from ourselves.

I believe God is the Master of Encouragement.  He wants us to grow in a sense of confidence in life.  Although it’s true that we all make bad decisions, those errors are not what God majors on with you.  I remember asking the Lord, “What’s the matter with me?!”  His quick response was, “I don’t want to talk to you about that right now.  I want to talk to you about what’s right with you.”  [That’s a message you need to hear, as well]

God Is Always Ahead Of Us

Isaiah 45:2, “I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron…”

It is not scriptural to say that you can get ahead of God.  That’s just a man made teaching.  Sincere?  Sure.  Scriptural? Not so much.

God is always ahead of us pulling us toward Himself and the straight places for our lives.  Yes, we all get off track from time to time.  We make decisions that take us the wrong direction.  But we never get ahead of God.

Isn’t That Just Semantics?

No, I don’t think so.  Words have meaning.  Words point us toward ways of believing.  Words are important.  They set an inner attitude and belief system.  It’s my firm conviction that we do ourselves a discouraging disservice that God never intends when we think we can get ahead of Him.  It drains us of courage for the next decision.

Confident Humility Is What’s Important

There are so many things that try to confuse, perplex, discourage and drain us hope as we navigate our individual journeys with the Lord.  Jesus wants us to not only come boldly to the Throne of Grace, but also “move boldly” in our walk of faith.  Humble confidence, to me, is the key.  There are times when you will zig instead of zag.  You just proved that you have a birth certificate to planet earth.  Be humble before God, but stay confident.  That’s what gives Him honor and glory.

What do you think?  Ready, set, go!  It’s your turn to comment.

Gary