1 John 2:17
“And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.”
Fellow Christian. This is for you. Whoever does the will of God abides forever.
The Word of God talks about the will of God very specifically to us. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Paul reminds us that it is God’s will that we be thankful in all circumstances. In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus tells his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. Letting us know that it is by God’s will that we be active in our faith and Go.
We are also reminded in Ephesians 1:13 & 1 Thessalonians 2:13 that those who claim Christ have the Holy Spirit and the Word of God inside of them, and that both are going to guide and lead us into God’s will.
So let’s face it. There’s some solid Biblical evidence that if you’re a Christian walking in a daily relationship with Christ, you’re going to be struck with God’s will for your life.
“So what?” You might be asking yourself. “Why walk in God’s will for my life?” One of the bigger answers is found in 1 John 2:17: “Whoever does the will of God abides forever.” You can’t find any better reason than that. Those who live according to the will of the Lord will abide in God’s presence forever.
What does this mean? It means that if you make it your life’s pursuit to pursue God’s will & plan for your life, you won’t have to worry about how things are going to turn out. The Bible spells it out pretty plainly: Whoever does the will of God abides forever.
As pastor Bob Coy puts it, “Every time you make the deliberate effort to discern and do God’s will for your life, you set another foundational stone for your future that cannot be moved or shaken. As if experiencing God’s will wasn’t wonderful enough, it’s also establishing a reward for us in heaven that far outweighs and outshines any good thing we can ever comprehend here on earth.”
Keep this truth in mind daily because there will always be the tendency of the nature of the flesh to revert back to our own way.
So how do we do this? What are some action steps to take? Read the Bible. God’s will is going to be revealed through the Scriptures. Pray often. Not only that God would continually reveal His will for you, but pray for all things in all things. The deeper your connection with The Lord the easier it will be to discern His will. Seek council. Fellow believers and mentors in your life are going to be plugged into prayer and God’s Word too. They will help keep you on-track.
Stop and ask yourself: What does God want me to do? What does His Word have to say about that? What else is He using to indicate and clarify what His will is for my life?
Think about it …