Are you struggleing with simply resting in God?
Are you confused, feeling like you've missed His plan?
Are you anxious, afraid you're not doing enough?
As we grow in grace, each of us will need to deal with the habits and false beliefs about "God's will"... The problem begins with the idea that "God must have something more for me to do!" - as if the very thing we are currently doing couldn't possibly be right and/or enough...
Since being freed to grace, I have come to understand that what He wants for us is simply to enjoy Him, to enjoy the life we have and to revel in the hope we share!
Now that doesn't mean He's not speaking to us about His dreams (no different then how best friends or families share together in the journey of life).
The "struggle" you may be experiencing is not unique and Papa is OK with it; He has great dreams which include you and He wants to share these with you. Quit trying so hard to hear and just listen...
The "confusion" is brought on by the lie of the enemy who is feeding on your frustration as he whispers in your ear "you can't hear Him anymore because you're not doing it right!"
As we share in God's dreams, He guides us according to His will - which is not like a well laid out road map... Instead, it’s the experience of relationship!
The goal is not discovering "What is God’s will for my life?" but walking in God’s will on a moment-by-moment, day-by-day basis.
The will of God is that all people hear, receive, embrace and respond to the gospel of His grace...
So, the "right path" is walking in that which brings peace, if where you are walking is causing strife, struggle or burden... that is evidence you are not walking in His will. And let me add, just because you don't have peace does not necessarily mean that where are going is wrong. It could simply be that in your striving to find "His will" you have lost sight of His delight!
We have all been trained to say and believe that "I need more of Him". The problem with this mindset is that we actually become distracted from Him by all the "doing" to find Him!
It's about so much more than "needing Him", it's being with Him and He being with you that produces life. Healthy relationships aren't built on need but on mutual delight. When we build our relationship with God on "want" verses "need" we walk in the strongest sense of peace.
Am I saying that we can just do whatever we want and it's OK? Yes! But I am certain that as we walk with Him and He with us, His "wants" become our "wants". The lie which says that everything on earth is "not of God" and in order to please Him we must live from Heaven's perspective has crippled the Christian!
Here's the good news! Heaven took up residence in man and we are free to live!
Go ahead, trust!
Trust that Heaven is for you.
Trust that Papa's dreams include you.
Trust that the Holy Spirit is producing character within you that is very pleasing to God.
Go ahead, love God and do what you want - it's OK!
His Grace Is Enough!
W. Adam Greer
I grew up in Northern California where I lived an extremely selfish life until the age of 29. Through a series of life altering events, I became a follower of Jesus.