As Christians, we want to make decisions according to God’s Will—but what happens when we simply do not know which direction God wants us to go?
Sooner or later in life we all have to make some decisions. Which university should I go to? Whom should I marry? Should I move here or there? The list goes on and on and as the questions grow bigger and more life-changing, it can be difficult to see God’s plan and know which road to take. So here are 5 ways to follow God’s Plan for Your Life:
1. Be in prayer
A way to know that you are following God’s plan for your life is by being in prayer. Take time each day to devote yourself to the Lord and the plans He has for your life. If you are giving each area of your life to God, then He will bless it and be able to work through it abundantly.
2. Be actively reading in the Word
It is one thing to go to listen online to Sunday service and hear the pastor’s sermon and another when you take time each day to devote to being in God’s word. Taking just a few minutes each day to read what’s in the Word [see post: 5 Ways to Study The Bible] will give you a better understanding of the calling God has put on your life, and it will allow you to better live out the life He desires for you.
3. Follow the commands He puts on your heart
Allow God to guide your steps and trust the dreams He puts on your heart. Believe that He will qualify you and know that if there is a dream that He has placed upon your heart, He will help you achieve it, and He will be glorified in the process.
4. Surround yourself with Godly people
It’s a lot easier to follow God’s plans and act in ways that honor him when you have friends around you that encourage you in your walk with the Lord. Seek out a community at church that will hold you accountable and be able to give you godly council.
5. Obey the Truth
Know what is written in the Bible and follow the way He calls you to live. Live by the commandments and intentionally be an example of what a Christ follower should be.
Being an adult in today’s modern age comes with a set of challenges and pressure, but God qualifies us through our shortcomings just like He qualified Moses when He called upon him to lead the Israelites and stand up to the pharaoh. If God has placed the desire to pursue a different career path in your heart, then He will qualify you to do so. He will be there to walk alongside you and aid you in the areas of your own shortcomings.