“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, acceptable, and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2
God’s will is
- Good – God’s will is beneficial and useful to us.
- Acceptable – God’s will is fully agreeable [to Him]
- Perfect – God’s will is not lacking in quality or quantity; it is mature.
Practical Ways To Trust His Will
In Proverbs 3:6, “acknowledge” means to know, to notice, to hear, and to learn.
The implication is in all of your ways, in whatever you are doing, as you journey through life, you should seek to know, to notice, to hear, and to learn what God’s will is.
Ask For His Will
1 Chronicles 13:2-3, 8-10; 1 Chronicles 15:13
David decided to do something that most would consider good: he wanted to bring back the Ark of God. Yet because he did not seek God on how to move the ark, Uzzah lost his life. Asking God about His will is worth it.
“Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.” – Ephesians 5:17 (NLT)
Accept His Will
In Matthew 26:36-46 we find Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane praying three times asking if there was another way to accomplish His will. But Jesus always responded, “Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
“Everything about the will of God is good.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Act According To His Will
In 1 Kings 17:1-16, Elijah has prophesied that it will not rain in the land, and consequently a famine gripped the land. Elijah trusted God for his provision.
God said He commanded the widow woman to feed Elijah the prophet. Yet she was so concerned with her own lack that she was drowning out the voice of God. She was having difficulty accepting and acting on the will of God.
Many times we don’t act on things we’ve heard, embraced, and even accepted simply because we don’t completely trust God.
“God is good. God’s will is good. I trust God’s good will.” – Pastor Billy Johnson