Tag Archive for God’s will

How do we know?


Let me ask you how did you get here?

Think about it for a moment.

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How can I know?

What should I major in?  Who should I marry?  What  job should I take?  Where should I live?  What should I do?  The list of questions we ask God are endless.  Inquiring minds want to know.  At every stage in life we ask a new set of questions.  I am asking, should I go to seminary?  Where should I go to seminary?

How do we know which path to take?  How do we know whether it will honor God?  How can we be sure it is the will of God?

The short answer is: we can’t!  The long answer is that we can use the Bible, community, prayer, and history to help us figure it out.  What do I mean by that? Let’s take a closer look at each of them.

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Knowing God’s Will

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“Brian, God wants us to get married.”  I can still hear the words echoing in my mind.  I was shocked.  Sure we were friends, but we weren’t even dating!  I don’t even remember how I responded but I do remember struggling with those words for quite a while.  I remember asking, is it true? Has God spoken to her but not me?  Am I going to miss something?  Is this God’s will for me?  Today, she is no longer following God and I have no doubt it was not God’s will for us to marry.  I have grown in my understanding of what God’s will is and how to discern it.  I am married to a wonderful wife who is following Jesus.

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