Before doing anything, make sure your will agrees with God’s. How? – By spending time in His presence and by reading and meditating on His Word. God can also reveal things to you through your spirit. You can get the ball rolling by demonstrating your willingness to fulfill His plan for your life. He promises that if you will hear Him and obey His commandments, His blessings will overtake you (Deuteronomy 28:2).
Ask yourself this question: “Am I in the will of God right now?” Judge yourself. Are you following the lead of your self-will, or God’s will? God has a plan for you. However, if you begin to make excuses and fail to do your part, you will miss out on the blessings He longs to give you.
Now don’t think that life will become a bed of roses once you begin walking in God’s will. There will be a few thorns here and there. You may think, “Will this really work?” or “Things were easier before.” That may be true. However, the benefits of being in His perfect will far outweigh any rewards you’ve ever received by doing things your way. No matter what happens, don’t give in. Just stay focused.
Renewing your mind is also important. The best way to do this is by spending time in God’s Word. Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” The more time you spend in His presence, the more He will reveal to you, and the better you will recognize His voice.
Remember to use God’s Word in your prayers (1 John 5:14-15), and expect Him to respond. Prayer is having a conversation with God. He talks and you talk. But it is equally important to listen. So often, God is ready to reveal answers to us right away. But as soon as we’re finished talking, we whisk off to carry out our plans. Then we wonder, “Is He really listening?” The better question is, “Are you?”
When God reveals His plan to you – and He will – write it down. Writing the vision down assures you there is a plan for your life (Habakkuk 2:2). Keeping it before your eyes serves as a constant reminder you should be doing something daily toward accomplishing the task. Post it several places – your refrigerator, mirror, car, doorway, and computer. Be sure to write the vision down clearly. God will send laborers to help you accomplish the goal, and they must have a clear understanding of how they may assist you in getting the job done.
If you already know God’s will for your life and are walking in it, praise God! If you know His will and are not actively working toward fulfilling your calling, I encourage you to begin. And finally, if you don’t know God’s will for your life, ask, and you shall receive, so that your joy may be full (John 16:24).