What is God’s Will ???

Have you ever wondered “What is God’s Will for MY life?”

That’s a tough question!  I’ve seen Pastors lead series of sermons on that topic.  I’ve even seen churches explore the “Spiritual Gifts” assessment to help people determine the best place for them to serve. Regardless of how it’s done, the question seems to elude some people.

When I was pondering that question years ago as an interim youth pastor at a former church, I pursued the answer for almost a year. I knew God was calling me to something, but I just couldn’t figure it out. It culminated on April 23, 2007.

In March of that year, just one month prior, we conducted a week long team building event with the youth in Tennessee. We had taken about 10 youth to the middle of “Podunk” nowhere, with limited phone reception and NO televisions. It was just us, nature, and God. It was a powerful time, and both Kimberly and I could feel the presence of God calling us to something bigger – but what was it?

The next 4 weeks was a long journey as I prayed feverishly for God’s Will.  What does He want?  I knew what I felt, but what was it that God wanted?  Finally, on April 23rd, it happened.  As I sat in my office at work that day, I finally opened my eyes and saw the vision of what God had planned.  It wasn’t much of a surprise, but God showed me in the ministry. No longer was it my idea, it was God’s. And when I accepted His calling, I could feel the stress in my life disappear.

The next 4 years were a whirlwind of events, with me starting Seminary, starting a family, and not stopping anything.  I was still working full-time; Youth Pastoring part-time. I became “Daddy,” and stayed loyal husband. But I didn’t do it alone!  It was a long trip down that road, but with Kimberly and God – it was possible, and very worthwhile.

Today, I sit in Greenville, in my office once again, wondering what is God’s Will for my life now?  I’ve been here now almost a year, pondering this question. Still seeking.  Still listening.

I believe the following song is suited for those of us that ask that question in our life.

Maybe you too have that same burning question in your life.  God, Please Help Me Find It!  <<<  CLick Here

 I don’t know where to go from here
It all used to seem so clear
I’m finding I can’t do this on my own

I don’t know where to go from here
As long as I know that You are near
I’m done fighting
I’m finally letting go

I will trust in You
You’ve never failed before
I will trust in You

If there’s a road I should walk
Help me find it
If I need to be still
Give me peace for the moment
Whatever Your will
Whatever Your will
Can you help me find it
Can you help me find it . . . *

* Lyrics from Sidewalk Prophets “Help Me Find It”

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