God did not make us robots. Instead, he lets us choose. At the same time, he is deeply concerned about our growth and our relationship with his son, Jesus. So why does it seem so hard to understand God’s will sometimes?
One of the reasons is that our vision may be clouded by harmful attitudes. Things like pride, anger, manipulation and vanity block our view. But that’s also part of God’s will. He wants us to be free of sin and selfishness, then he has something to work with. It’s like giving someone the keys to your car – you only do it if they are clear headed.
To make it easier to know the will of God, start with the basics, that is, faith in the Gospel message. Upon that eternal truth, all other plans unfold. When you stand upon the truth of the crucified and resurrected Christ, the heavens open up, and the Word of God comes to you.
So stand firm in your faith. If you don’t feel confident about it, get on your knees and ask for this grace. Our good and loving God will not refuse you. Then, by a similar process, seek his will for your life.
A message and prayer from Vincent:
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For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit. The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual man judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. “For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:13-16
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart,
PRAYER FOR GOD’S WILL IN MY LIFE (regular text)
Oh heavenly Lord,
I’m at a crossroads. I have decisions to make, and I’m unsure. Many voices shout out telling me, “Do this. Do that!” Confusion and doubt are everywhere.
So I go to your presence, and I seek your holy will. Give me clarity, oh Lord.
Reveal to me your plan. Remove my fears and desires. Give me a clean, honest heart so I can open up completely to receive your Spirit and Word.
Show me, oh Lord, that it all begins with belief. Belief that God came as man to die for my sins. Belief in the Resurrection, as your Spirit gives life, and God is love.
From this eternal truth let my search for direction begin. Send me your Word, oh Lord, and in your will may I get closer to you.
In the name of Jesus Christ,