What Does It Take to Follow God’s Will?

03/18/20 at 06:00 AM | Published Under Charis Staff

Adapted from “How to Follow God’s Will” by Andrew Wommack

Knowing God’s will for your life is a very small part of you following and fulfilling that will. 

That comes as a total shock to most people. Most people think, God, just show me what You want me to do, and praise God, I can take care of it from here. But actually, the Scripture teaches a much different attitude. Once you know God’s will for your life, the next step—and maybe even a more important step—is finding out how to follow and fulfill His will.

In our society today, a lot people believe that the end justifies the means. As long as they get from here to there, it doesn’t matter how they do it. That kind of logic has led to people making compromises. 

They’ll do all kinds of things—operate in dishonesty, stab other people in the back, and do just about anything—as long as they feel they’re fulfilling God’s will. Moses actually killed the Egyptian, thinking that murder would produce God’s will. That’s how far off base we can get when we lean to our own understanding (Prov. 3:5).

People often take a word from God, make a paragraph out of it, and are out there in self-will. Or, like Moses, they take the word and try to make it happen without asking God about the timing. There is a right way and a wrong way to accomplish things. There is God’s way, and there is a selfish way.

It’s not enough just to know that God has called you and that He has put an anointing on your life; you need to develop the character and the maturity to accurately represent Him. How you get from never having ministered for the Lord to fulfilling that call is every bit as important as recognizing the call on your life. 

One of the reasons we have a Bible college and go to the effort that we do is because of this very thing. Preparation time is never wasted time.

For you to know what God wants you to do is wonderful, and that’s powerful. But that is just the beginning step. That’s like opening the door. You have not arrived. You are not complete. It is every bit as important to understand how to follow His will for your life as it is to know what His will is.

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