I didn’t write this. I wish I had, but it really came from Steve Gregor, a good friend of mine. He and his wife Stephanie are board members here at Bring Love In. He wrote this, and I read it, then I came on here to share it with you. Because its good.
Knowing God’s Will Is Not Always Easy
Proverbs 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 straight your paths.”
Let me say something that may surprise you: The will of God is not always easy to discern.
Most of my Christian life is one of faith, where I read Scripture and pray for wisdom. Then I make decisions and act on them, hoping that I am in His will.
I hope that is not a disappointment to you.
You may have thought that I get a message from God every day, just like on Mission: Impossible (cue theme song). “Good morning, Pastor Gregor. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves leading a person named Joe Smith to Christ. He will be pumping gas at the Sam’s club at 1:35 pm today. This message will self-destruct in five seconds.”
In real life, the chances are that I will see my “idiot light” come on, and then pull over to get some gas. Old Joe will be standing there and say, “How ya doing?” And I will find myself smack dab in the middle of the will of God as I share Christ with him.
This is also true of the Christian life, in general. Emotions will come and go. Some days, you “feel” more spiritual than others. Some days, you are very encouraged, and other days you are discouraged. The best thing to do is just hold your course.
It’s not unlike marriage. You cannot expect have a euphoric high every day, where your heart flutters whenever your mate walks into the room. I have been married 15 years. Most days I choose to love my wife because I made a commitment to her. Sometimes there are great feelings that coincide with that commitment.
The same is true of our commitment to God. Those emotions come and go, and come again. The Christian life is one of faith, not mere feelings. Scripture says, “The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17).
So hold your course today.