Doing God’s Will
Prov. 3:5-6 ‘Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.’
The very first Sunday school classes I took, after I returned to the Father’s house, was taught from Henry Blackaby’s ‘Experiencing God’. Out of everything I heard in that course, I remember the following principle. When seeking God’s will, He will guide you in these ways: through the Bible, prayer, fellow Christ followers (the body of believers you have surrounded yourself with) and the circumstances of life. While the first three are easy to understand, what does ‘the circumstances of life’ mean?
For us, the circumstances of life are how He brings us business opportunities. Simply put, I have found that only the companies that seek our services are the ones we have success with. Yes, cold calls don’t work for us. Initially we had a little bit of success in that area, but now 100% of our work comes from those companies that seek us.
Sounds easy doesn’t it? It isn’t, even if you trust the Lord. There are days when I wonder how it’s all going to work. We have no plan ‘B’ in any aspect of our life, our only plan is what the Lord directs. Even if I sit down and try to envision something different there is nothing.
John 6:67-69 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Understanding God’s will for your life can only come from one thing, your relationship with Him. That is where everything we do must start. We listen, pray and seek Him at every step. We wait for His hand to point the way in everything we do and it simply works.