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God's Will For Your Life

"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart" Psalm 37:4

Ask any young Christians what God's will is for their life and you'll probably hear this: "I don't know, but I sure would love to know." Well, we can know the will of God in a general sense, for God's will is that we be saved, Spirit-filled, sanctified, submissive, and suffering. God's Word makes all this clear.
But what about God's specific will for your life? Which career should you pursue? Which college? I love Dr. John MacArthur's advice: "If you are lined up with God's general will, those five basics, then do whatever you want! If those five elements of God's will are operating in your life, who is running your wants? God is! The psalmist said, 'Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.' God does not say He will fulfill all the desires that are there. He says He will put the desires there! If you are living a godly life, He will give you the right desires."
Simply put, if you are operating in God's general will, you can confidently move forward to pursue the desires God has placed on your heart. And once you are rolling, God can then grab the steering wheel with the strong arms of His will to direct you to exactly where He wants you to do.
Finding the Lord's specific will for you may mean pushing down the narrow line until you hit a dead-end, but at that point, God will open a door so wide that you won't be able to see around it - only go through it.

Taken from Diamonds in the Dust-Joni Eareckson Tada

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