Devotional Tidbit – God’s Will
2 Peter 3:9; Col 1:28
Wednesday April 6, 2005
Driving down the road the other day I heard a song called God’s Will by Martina McBride. The song made me think of how many folks view God’s will. Sometimes it seems we won’t know God’s will until we meet some kid on the street named Will who is indeed a gift from God. There you go, God’s Will. The song expresses that sentiment.
Is there a better way to know God’s will for our lives?
I think the problem I have is that I always want specifics. I like certainties not generalities. I’m reminded of the guy who walked into the General store and was not allowed to buy anything specific. Well, maybe in the realm of knowing God’s will for our lives, generalities are better than specifics.
I’m the type of person that wants to know what God’s will is for my career, my education, my family life, and how I spend my spare time, etc. In regard to God’s will, I would like specifics about each area of my life. However, I would be better serviced to simply understand a couple generalities about God and how his Word applies to my life. Two verses come to mind; Colossians 1:28 and 2 Peter 3:9. These verses speak respectively of wanting Christians to become complete or mature in Christ and about God’s desire for everyone to come to repentance.
Maybe we should filter what God wants for the specific areas of our lives through the above mentioned verses. God wants us to become mature Christians, growing every day, week and year. In view of that Christian maturity, God wants us to help others come into His kingdom. It is best for us to take these generalities as guidance for our decisions. We won’t always be successful in doing so and that’s when we should pray. We can and should pray that we will view Colossians 1:28 and 2 Peter 3:9 as God’s will for our lives.
God help us all as we strive to be mature Christians and work as instruments of God’s desire that no one perish.