I’m around a lot of young adults on a daily basis. Being 25, most of my friends are in their mid to late 20’s and a lot of them are new Christians. I’ve been studying a bit about God’s heroes and the faith hall of faithfound in Hebrews chapter 11. It’s interesting because I always hear the phrase “I don’t know what God’s will for my life is,” or they often tell me that I’m lucky because I know what God’s will for my life is. In fairness, my wife and I don’t know what God’s will for our life together is. We know what God’s will for this season of our life is.
As most of you know, we are “called” to lead worship at a church. But does that means that’s God’s will for our lives? Absolutely not. That just means that at some point in our lives we will lead worship at a church. I pray to God that His will for my “life” isn’t as mundane as leading worship at a church. Why would I want to limit God’s will over us to one specific thing? For all we know God’s plan for us may be overseas in a hut somewhere. We see in part. We certainly don’t limit God to one thing.
I find that subconsciously many young Christians and even those who have been saved for years use God’s will as a copout to not live in the moment. Looking at some of God’s heroes, men such as Abraham who never knew in advance what God had in store for him. One day the Lord said pack up and leave and he did. He got his family together and shuffled on out, not knowing where he was going or what the plan was. He wasn’t worried about retirement or a 401k. He wasn’t worried about making sure his business was producing money on it’s own so he could afford to go to Africa and minister to the tribes. He didn’t worry.
Often, we wait and wait for God to reveal His plan for our lives and we miss out on living in the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is there to guide us day to day. God is more concerned with us listening to Him on a daily basis than He is giving us His master plan. Many times if we knew what His plan was for 20 years down the road we would avoid it at all costs. If God told me today that I was going to spend time in Africa I wouldn’t be excited. But who knows what 15 years of serving will do to my spirit. Fifteen years from now I may have served under someone who spent years in Africa and told me stories that bolstered my faith and got me excited so that when I heard the call I was ready to go.
Stop asking God what His will for your life is and start asking Him what His will for today is. One day at a time, step by step, little by little.