Saturday, June 4, 2016
Acting on God's Will
Living in the will of God is not something that just happens, or something that you "fall into". Living in the Will of God is a consciencious effort. You have to decide from day to day, from moment to moment that you are determined to make the right decisions, the right choices, because it is the right thing to do...even when it's the hard thing to do.
When you show God that you are willing to do what He has asked you to do according to His laws and precepts, you are telling Him and showing Him that you trust Him to work things out in your life and to keep His promise for your abundant life.
You cannot say, "I believe, therefore, I'm okay" and not do what you say. If you truly believe in the saving grace of God, and His mercy and love, then you would do what it takes to prove it.
This is not to say that you can gain salvation by anything you do. Good works is the product of good faith, not a way to get it.
James said, "What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?" (James 2:14).
You cannot say, "I am letting God have His Will in me" and keep trying to fix your problems yourself. If you pray to God for a man to love you, (or a woman), and you fall into the lap of the first member of the opposite sex that comes along who pays attention to you, then it is not surprising when things do not work out. Satan is constantly sending you "pitfalls". He wants to make you frustrated and angry at God for what you grab hold of. He wants you to blame God when you make bad choices.
However, if you guard your heart, seek God's wisdom, and determine to be happy right where you are, in whatever situation you are in, you can get to know the member of the opposite sex that paid attention to you. You can discern between someone who is genuine and someone with an agenda. People who are meant to be in your life stay with you, and are not fleeting or wishy washy. But, it takes effort to back away from the temptation that Satan places before you. It takes you making a conscientious, calculated decision not to act on what is before you until you KNOW that it is God's Will, instead of assuming it is God's Will just because God allowed it to be a choice you could make.
“Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.”