(This is the second part of the previous article.
If you have not read my previous article it will be necessary to do so, in order to read this second part with the proper perspective.)
Many Christians are taught that God's will has to be discovered through a long, sometimes confusing process, involving many factors. We should be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit, but also set goals. Too often Christians just "wait on God" to show them what to do, and in the meantime, nothing is getting accomplished. Ask yourself this question and take steps to see it unfold:
1. What do I really, really want to do with my life to honor God and maximize my life in the lives of others and fulfill the Great Commission?
2. Write it out on a piece of paper.
3. Visualize it happening and speak words of faith.
4. Take daily steps toward the goal.
5. Develop a passion for it. If it is truly of God, He will give you a passion to do it.
6. Overcome the obstacles.
7. Be willing to expect delays and things beyond your control.
8. Keep moving forward, no matter what.
9. Make times to reflect and seek God's direction. Be willing to change course if you sense God is asking you to.
10. Belive that God will help your goal materialize by sending the right people with the right resources and opportunities at the right time, to accomplish His purposes.
Every single one of these above steps applied when I set out to write my first book, but I didn't do it wondering if it was God's will. I just did it, because I had a God-honoring goal. Up until this point in my life, however, I did nothing with my life, because I was always wondering if I was in His will.
In summary, God has called all Christians to "GO." (Matthew 28:19-20) I believe that means to do something to make a difference in the lives of other people for the cause of Christ. Christ had goals. He came that we might have eternal and abundant life. He came to seek and to save the lost. He was constantly moving toward that end. We are to do the same, all the while becoming more godly people , doing what we have been designed to do. When we do that, we are fulfilling both the general and individual will of God at the same time.
So get moving. Do something. Anything! And then have the excitement of watching God work.
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