Expressions of faith: This is God

Rev. Monterey D. Lee, Sr.

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it,” 1 Corinthians 10:13.

What happens when you just don’t know which way God wants you to go? As a believer, of course, you want to make decisions according to God’s will. Sooner or later in life, everyone must make some decisions. Which school should I go to? Whom should I marry? Should I move out of state? The list goes on and on, as the questions grow bigger and more life challenging. Shouldn’t God clarify His will and His divine plan for your life?

Who is God, what does He look like? Does He really care? It is normal to have questions about God and His characteristics. Whether you have a saving relationship with God or you are just beginning to explore Christianity, the scriptures are the only true source of wisdom when it comes to God.

Be encouraged as you discover who God is to you personally!

Colossians 3:23 is the key verse. It’s not always so important what we do, but why and how we do it. Are you doing it wholeheartedly because you want to please the Lord? Are there a few selfish reasons behind your decision? Matthew 7:7 says: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find, knock, and it will be opened unto you.” God is more than willing to show us His will and plan for our lives, but He also wants us to show that we want to know it and follow it. So if you are asking, seeking, knocking and doing everything as to the Lord, then you can rest assured that He will show you His will for your life. It can be difficult sometimes to hear God’s voice and know which road to take. You pray to God and ask for help, but there are often no prophetic dreams, visions, or strong feelings leading you one way or another. It can seem like God isn’t answering you at all.

Many Christians struggle with this because we almost expect a loud voice from heaven when we talk to God, complete with trumpets and a burst of sunshine. God doesn’t necessarily work that way.

Often He works in whispers instead of shouts. The way we practice listening is to go in faith and do everything before His presence. His will may not always be what we expect, and it can be revealed to us in unexpected ways. If we are truly interested, we will find out. To fulfill God’s plan for your life, one cannot be conformed to this world. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is good and acceptable and the perfect will of God (Romans 12:2). Whatever the outcome when looking, seeking, and praying for God’s plan, you may find that what you did in the past was training you for where you’re going now.

Explore how God’s will challenges and empowers us to live 100% according to His will—so that we no longer feel unfulfilled, but ready to live a life of victory.

(Monterey D. Lee, Sr. is the pastor of the Celebration Christian Center, Inc., located at 1215 9th Ave N Nashville, Tenn. 37208. For more information, visit their website at (www.celebrationchristian.online).