We all have dreams and pleasures we’d like to fulfill.
Reference: Having predestined us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, (Ephesians 1:5 KJV)
Explore: I recently caught up with a friend who had just lived overseas for two years. The only reason she returned was because her visa ran out. All she wanted to do was to go back to her travelling and she was doing everything in her power to do so.
A cousin of mine is set on becoming a social worker. Whilst still managing the family, she has been studying part time to fulfill her career desires, to obtain the qualifications she needs to find her ideal job.
My mate is currently learning to fly. He is spending all his additional cash to pay for flights so that he can get his practice hours up. It’s expensive and time consuming, but his heart is set on his dream to become a pilot.
Application: We all have dreams and pleasures we’d like to fulfill. Often our will is self-serving. While it may be well meaning, our dreams usually feed our own desires rather than help others.
My friends listed above are not alone. They are all striving to complete something for themselves, and we all do this.
God’s will is different. His will is to have us closer to Him. He went to great lengths so that we would have access into His family.
What is your will? For selfish gain or to get closer to God?
I will often pray that “God’s will be done” and yet I’m not always selfless enough to act in line with God’s will. If we really desire to do His will then we need to take on the responsibility of what it is to be His child.
Prayer: Lord God, You constantly go out of Your way to bring me closer to You. May I actively draw closer to Your will and Your ways. Amen.
What is your will?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.