Tuesday, December 23, 2014

That's a lot to know

I think a lot of us need to forget about God’s will for my life. God cares more about our response to His Spirit’s leading today, in this moment, than about what we intend to do next year. In fact, the decision we make next year will be profoundly affected by the degree to which we submit to the Spirit right now, in today’s decision.

It is easy to use the phrase “God’s will for my life” as an excuse for inaction or even disobedience. It’s much less demanding to think about God’s will for your future than it is to ask Him what He wants you to do in the next ten minutes. It’s safer to commit to following Him someday instead of this day.—Forgotten God, page 120

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Excellent advice! "God's will for my life" has seemed to change several times in my life! I'm now working on about my fifth career, so does that mean God's will for my life has changed?! Hardly. I think we are much better off just following him on a daily basis and letting him direct what the future brings. Something about daily bread or some such from the Lord's Prayer comes to mind—as does the phrase Seek ye first (pardon the KJV there...)

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