23 Aug IN TUNE WITH GOD’S WILL
We hear people often say, “God-willing, I will do it.” This is in lieu with one of the instructions given by Paul in his letters.
God’s will is adhere to the plan of God for which we are created. For some it appears cumbersome. If our hearts are filled and overflowing with His love, nothing is hard. I just remember a quote I had read during my college days, “However hard the way might seem, it was planned by a loving Father.”
Jesus, during his tenure on earth, was in constant fellowship with His loving Father. That’s why he was always conscious of fulfilling His Father’s Will.
God’s will for everyone may not be the same. We need to wait upon the Lord in order to find out God’s will for us in career, marriage and future courses of action. It might differ from person to person.
At times, in fulfilling God’s Will one has to go against the wishes of their loved ones. It will definitely be a painful experience for them, but our face needs to be set on Jesus who will silently carve the pathway for us.
Bible reveals God’s will in certain aspects which is common to all. Let us see just three things.
A Call to Suffer
1. It is God’s will to suffer for the sake of righteousness. I Peter 3:17-(For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil)
A Call to do Good
2. It is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people (1 Peter 2:15).
A Call to lead others to the Son of God.
3. It is not God’s will that one of these should perish. (Matthew 18:14, KJV: “Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.)
John 6:40 – For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I myself will raise him up the last day.”
These verses talk about soul winning.
Matthew 7:21 goes like this. If you call me “Father” “Father” and do not do my will you will not enter the Kingdom of God.”
So as Children of God, we need to fulfill the will of God if we own Him as our heavenly Father. The world may not understand us and even criticize us but our reward will be greater in Heaven.
Let us visualize our eternal Kingdom and continue to live as Kingdom people and follow the instructions of our King.
Mekala Prabhakar, Ex MICEU, worked in the North Indian states as a missionary with FMPB since 1982 till 2017. At present assisting in the communications department of FMPB headquarters in Chennai.