Following the morning sermon, a young college student asked the pastor for a few minutes of his time. Agreeing, the pastor asked the student to meet him in his study.
“Pastor,” the student began, “I did not completely understand what you meant by Christians being willing to do God’s will. What is God’s will for my life?”
Handing the student a sheet of paper with nothing on it, the pastor said, “It’s signing your name at the bottom of this blank sheet of paper and letting God fill it in as He chooses.” God has a special, specific plan for each of us. It is a good plan, a pleasing plan, and a perfect plan that He designed for every day of our lives. One problem most of us have, however, is that we go to Him with what we want or want to do, and then ask Him to agree with us. That is not the way He works. Our plans are to come from Him.
We can only be what He wants us to be and do what He wants us to do if we go to Him with a blank sheet of paper and ask Him to “fill it in.” We must spend time with Him in prayer and read His Word carefully, asking Him to open our minds to His ways. We must go to Him, trusting Him for His best for our lives, and then have open minds, willing hearts and listening ears, waiting for Him to speak.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to be willing to be able to give up anything and everything for You, but not give You up for anything. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:1-2