Many of us have some funny ideas about what God’s will is. Too often we’re so busy looking for it that we don’t have time to actually do it. Other times we’re pretty sure we know exactly what God’s will is: it’s the thing we absolutely do not want to do.
Neither of these perspectives is Biblical, as Dr. John MacArthur points out in his brief but excellent book Found: God’s Will:
As believers—people in God’s family—if we do not know God’s will, what are we? Uniformed? No. Searching? No. We are stupid.
“That’s pretty rough,” you say. “The Bible doesn’t talk like that.”
Oh? Try this. “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is” (Eph. 5:17). Can you think of another word for unwise? I’ll give you a hint; it starts with “s.”
Dr. MacArthur then searches Scripture to find out just what the will of God is for every believer. The conclusion is that God wants each of us to be:
The Bible clearly teaches that every Christian should see these five S‘s in his life.
But what about the things that are a little different for each of us? What about those daily decisions we each face?
You may be amazed at the answer the Bible provides.
Found: God’s Will is an entirely Scripture-based explanation of how a believer can know and do whatever it is he is called to do. It’s a little book; you can read it in only a couple of hours if you have a mind to. But it contains a message that may set you free to be what God wants you to be.
If you find understanding God’s will confusing or intimidating, please consider reading this book!