Focus on God’s revealed will.
Rather than becoming obsessed with our “big plans,” focus on obeying God in the “little things,” things we already know we’re supposed to do. In fact, I would say that if a person is faithful in the small, everyday choices, they really can’t “miss” the will of God. They just can’t! It’s comforting to know that we can put our energy into doing what we already know in the present rather than trying to discover how God wants to map out our future. If we follow him faithfully each day, we will also be in alignment with God’s will and purposes for us.
When it comes to God’s mysterious will, strive to live wisely.
We can learn to ask important questions (like the ones above) and look for more and more of the answers to point in the same direction. Still, any one of the questions by itself can be misleading since each has a counterfeit (for example, God’s Word can be misinterpreted, we can mistake another voice for the voice of the Spirit, etc.). But as we give it time and prayer, the answers will begin to converge toward a wise decision.
You’re free to walk with God!
Forget about trying to stay balanced on a thin beam, constantly afraid of falling off and ruining your life. We don’t know the future. We can’t plan or secure a perfect life. But God is with us, and he will never leave us. He is traveling with us on this pilgrim’s path. We are free to enjoy the adventure, to abound in our relationship with the living God. You can trust him. You’re free to walk with God!
When I received a mail offer regarding this booklet, I dismissed it, fearing that it might be a booklet like countless I had read in the past outlining an oppressive, rigid, "1-2-3" plan to hearing God and accomplishing His will. Later, in a quandary regarding a schooling decision, I remembered the booklet and, in my desperation, surrendered to reading it. I was pleasantly surprised how gracious, balanced and freeing it was. In my life, I had fallen into every decision-making pitfall the booklet described. The author, however, brought to light truths about God's character that intuitively I had known were true all along but disbelieved, passing them off as "too good to be true." His words were warm and sensible, making it easier to grasp the truth of God's loving character and His love toward us. I will be reading through this booklet often until I see decision-making through new eyes. Thank you for sharing this helpful book–it provided a ray of hope!
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We are delighted to hear that you found this booklet "gracious and balanced". May the Lord bless you, Grace4u4me, as you continue to seek Him in your decisions.