I recently engaged in a conversation with a young adult about finding God’s will. I mentioned to him that finding God’s will does not have to be discovered. It is very clearly stated in the Bible in Matthew 28:19-20 to go share the gospel with all people and nations, and disciple them. If you are a Christian that is God’s will for each and every believer. But that does not mean that everyone should become a missionary to some foreign country.
Each person has unique abilities and talents. Some have a burden for a problem, or a passion for a particular cause. What are you good at or what do you enjoy doing? Maybe there is an ability that you have had since childhood. Whatever you have to offer to God, no matter how small, or how limited your means, this could be God’s will for you.
The person with whom I was talking made the important point that because many young adult Christians can’t seem to find God’s will, they do nothing while they wait. My answer to that is to do something-anything-that you enjoy, are good at, or have a burden or passion for. Do it with the goal of honoring God and doing your part to build the Kingdom of God. Then watch as God turns it into a ministry. Years ago I began using my desire and ability to write. Today I have a worldwide ministry that is impacting individual lives and families.
So, finding God’s will does not have to be a mystery. What talents, abilities, passions, or burdens do you have that you can put to use to help build God’s Kingdom? In what specific ways can you link that to a ministry? Here is an example from my own life. As a writer, even though I write on a variety of topics, some religious and some secular or cultural, I often tie it together with a gospel message of hope or healing. I am doing my part to spread the good news of the gospel with people all over the world, right from my sofa in my living room.
Begin doing today what could result in being in God’s will.