Have you ever been stumped as to how to understand what God’s will is for your life? For anyone that professes to follow God, this is probably something that comes up continually. There are times when it seems easy to understand what God wants us to do. But at other times, it’s mystifying. God’s will isn’t followed spontaneously on large and challenging decisions, but is learned through obedience in small, normal, daily decisions.
This week’s chapter (23 in The Story) is about Jesus starting His ministry. Throughout the chapter you will see that Jesus confirms again and again that He has come to do the will of God in Heaven. Jesus humbled Himself in His baptism, trusted God for His sustenance, relied on God’s Word to rescue Him from temptation, and rested in God’s will for Him to be the long-awaited Blessing for the entire world. Jesus’ relationship with God and desire to do His will was so strong vertically that He didn’t fall horizontally.
We often find it tiring to obey God even in the smallest matters, which consequently leads to us wobbling back and forth in following Him. May Jesus’ example encourage us to understand God so well that our relationship with Him makes us stand firm.
(Below are some Scriptures that show God’s will for us. Sometimes we make things too difficult in trying to discover God’s will. At times, God is silent in His direction because He has already given us His will to follow in many aspects.)