God's Will In My Work
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; 1 Thessalonians 4:3
There are two different meanings for the term “will of God” in the Bible. First is God's sovereign will, which is an act of God that is unstoppable. Second is God's moral will, which refers to God's design for upright interaction in a relationship. An example of an act of God's sovereign will is, "Let there be light." An example of God's moral will is above, "abstain from sexual immorality."
But these are often not the wills of God that frustrate men most. The one that frustrates you the most is usually the thought of vocational will which is also known as personal will. Vocational will is what is generally on your mind when you reflect on this question, "What is God's will for my life?"
But the key to finding the answer to this question is only found in the two preceding wills. For when your vocational will is subordinate to both God's sovereign and moral will usually the plan gets clear. For reference, consider God's word to Israel as they entered a long season of vocational slavery, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Throughout your life, you'll have seasons where you will struggle to know your vocational will. And sometimes you will not see God's sovereign will clearly because you will only see what is naturally impossible not supernaturally possible. So during these times, when your vocational is challenging, the future unclear, and the present is not what you want, try focusing on being the right man. Yes, your vocation might even feel like slavery. But we have hope that in the end the man that trusts in God's plans always win.
DO THIS: Be a man that trust God's will.
PRAYER: God, help me to see everything today as your will, and conform my will to your will. Bring today and with it clarity for my future.