Christian, do you want to know God’s will for your life?
Of course you do.
As followers of Jesus, many of us have spent countless hours searching for and praying for the will of God to be done in our lives.
This desire is a wonderful thing. A surrendered heart that actively wants to follow the will of the Father is beautiful.
However, we tend overcomplicate the subject of God’s will.
It is possible to be so caught up in seeking God’s nebulous will that we forget He has already spoken. We search for His will, forgetting that He has already shared His heart with us.
God’s will for us in our everyday lives is surprisingly simple. I want to keep this blog post short and get right to the point.
God’s will for you is to be grateful.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
That’s it. That is God’s will for you today, friend.
In all circumstances, we are called to live our lives with gratitude. And let me tell ya, this is hard for me. I struggle with being thankful and rejoicing every day. But the text is clear. This is God’s will.
Gratitude is a choice. It’s intentional. It’s a lifestyle. We as Christians are called to embrace that.
Thanksgiving is always such a beautiful holiday. Intentional gratitude is always such an encouraging, beautiful thing. But friend, can you imagine how different our lives would be if we embraced this clear, revealed will of God and lived everyday as if it were Thanksgiving? Strip away the turkey dinners and family traditions and think about it for a minute. How would your life be changed if you intentionally chose to follow God’s will by being grateful for every day?
When you go back to work on Monday, God’s will is for you to be grateful.
When you have an awful day at work, God’s will is for you to be grateful.
When you spend all day in bed because of your pain, God’s will is still for you to be grateful.
I have so much room for growth in this area, but I want to grow. I want to grow in my love for God by following His will.
For me, that means being grateful today. Despite the pain I’m in and the snow on the ground that makes it freaking hard to drive. I’m grateful. I’m grateful because God has given me so much more than I deserve.
How are you going to follow God’s will today?
Let me know in the comments what you’re thankful for! I’d love to celebrate with you!
So true Allie! On those bad days and days filled with pain it is so hard to praise God and be Thankful! We have to remember that ALL things are in God’s hands and this is what He wants for us today! A hard lesson to always remember and to follow through! Thank you for this timely reminder!
It is SO HARD. I couldn’t do it without a lot of help, practice, and grace. It’s all because of Christ!