- God’s will cannot thwart – it cannot fail (Rom. 9: 6-13; 2 Tim. 2: 13)
- God’s will always has glorious ending – it will always end in joy (Jer. 2: 9-11; Ps. 30: 5)
- God’s will is always difficult for man to comprehend because man is a limited being, but only God is unlimited. He know the end from the beginning (Rev. 22: 13)
- God’s will is always different from that of man (Isaiah 55: 8-9)
- When God’s will and ours are in collision, our must bow, that was exactly what Jesus did in Luke 22: 42, His will for the “cup” to pass over Him bowed for the will of God for Him to die on the cross for the salvation of mankind “Saying Father, if it is your will, take this cup away from me; nevertheless, not my will, but yours be done”.
HOW DO YOU KNOW GOD’S WILL?
The first place to look for God’s will is in the scripture. Will of God for our lives is embedded in the scripture (2 Tim. 3: 16- 17)
God sometimes reveals His will through:
- Dream/Vision (Gen. 37: 5-10; Matt. 1: 20; Acts 10: 9-16)
- Obvious circumstances
- By seeking counsel from His people (Amos 3: 7)