How to reconnect with the will of God
If you’ve heard about the will of God but are worried that you may have missed it, don’t worry. It is possible for all of us to reconnect with the will of God for our lives. How can we know this?
In Revelation 13:8 it says that Jesus was the lamb who was slain “from the foundation of the world.” – He died for us before the world was even made, before Adam and Eve turned away from God… and this is possible because God is outside of time.
GOD'S ULTIMATE PLAN FOR SALVATION
Be encouraged: even before you were born, before God called you, He knew the exact details of your life. He knew all of your future failures, and planned to turn what might feel like a tragedy into a triumph for His Glory. We can know that as God’s children it is never too late for God to intervene and restore what the locust and cankerworm have eaten. Your failures have already been factored into the Father’s sovereign plan, and Jesus has already made a way for our redemption through His death and resurrection.
JONAH'S STORY: STOP!
In the Bible, God commissions Jonah to go to Nineveh to share a message with them. Jonah decides to disobey God and tries to run away. He ends up overboard during a storm, swallowed by a giant fish for 3 days until it vomited him onto the beach in Nineveh. Jonah could have simply got on the ship to begin with, but God got him to the right place despite his actions. The first thing we have to do, like Jonah, is stop. Even if we feel like we have already blown it, and we are going in the wrong direction – just stop.
ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR MISTAKE
Whether you have chosen to disobey God’s will or whether you have simply missed it, God asks us to simply acknowledge our mistake and ask for His forgiveness. The good news for us is that in 1 John 1:9 it says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
The word “repentance” means to “change direction” and that is what God asks us to do to reconnect with His will for us. This doesn’t just mean turning away from things, but it can also mean to realign and turn towards what God wants for us. Turn to Jesus and you will realign your heart with Christ.
A FRESH START
God is compassionate and “His compassions never fail. They are new every morning” (Lamentations). God’s grace is bigger than our disobedience or failure and He is always willing to forgive us. Just like a GPS, if we go off course, the GPS doesn’t start shouting. Instead, it reroutes and offers a different route to get us back on track again. It may take us longer than the original route, or be more difficult, but just the same way, God can get us to the destination that He intends for us.
As Christians we are challenged to learn from the past but move forward in the knowledge that we serve a loving and forgiving God who never stops directing us even if we go off course. Are you ready to reconnect with God’s will for your life?
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Author: Daniel Kolenda