TODAY’S MEDITATION – How do I know the difference between God’s will and my desires? (Ephesians 2:10)

This is one very tough question that comes to every believer’s mind at one point of another of their walk with the Lord. My brother, my sister, the answer is: always mirror your desires with the Word of God! How? It is a matter of discernment. Unfortunately, the problem with many believers is their impatience in seeing things happen. God has a plan for each believer, but for that perfect plan to be fulfilled, it is sometimes necessary for Him to train us, take us to the furnace to refine us or even to the wilderness to teach us to depend on Him alone. You see, today’s verse says: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” What does this mean? Simply that as a Christian, you know you are in God’s will when whatever you do is done in a way to glorify Him, as you were “created in Christ Jesus to do good works.” Yes, God is a good God who delights to give us good gifts for our good and for His glory. But one thing you can be assure of is that whenever you are doing something that is aligned with God’s will, success is at the end. But also, what you are doing cannot hurt you or others or have harmful effects. This of course does not mean that you will not face problems, obstacles or difficulties, because they could be part of the will of God. Look at Abraham, he had to wait for more than twenty years before seeing the promise of God fulfilled. Look at Joseph: he needed to go through betrayal, slavery, imprisonment, etc… before the will of God was finally fulfilled in his life. Let me even say that when adversity comes on your way, then you must keep faith and carry on, because Satan will be on your way to hinder God’s will not to come to pass in your life. Then, may be it is unfailing faith and endurance the Lord wants you to develop first before He opens the gates of heaven over your head. Let me give you this example: many single believers want marriage, but God wants them to be in a marriage that is in His perfect will. Therefore, He will need to refine their character before it comes to pass… In short, whatever comes too quick or too easily to you, should be what you should question first. Why? God wants His perfect will to be part of your life, and it takes time to reach perfection, isn’t it? All in all, for God’s will to be fulfilled in your life, you need to be patient, develop faith and above communicate with Him through prayer and Scripture on a daily basis. Many Christians are concerned about knowing the will of God or doing what is in His will, but how many spend even five minutes a day asking God for His wisdom and direction? Prayer should envelop the whole process of guidance, not only be the time to inform Him of our sad or painful situations. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]