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How do I know if I am in God's will? 3 ways to know
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 16:12 (IST)
It's important for God's people to know if they are in the will of God for their lives. We all need to know if we are still in line with God's plans and still within the boundaries of His Word. Why is this?
It's because going out of God's will is not only dangerous, it's also very defeating: we won't be able to fulfill His will for us.
In this article we'll be talking about how we can know if we are still in God's will.
Stepping out of God's will
We all need to carefully examine ourselves is we are still in God's will for our lives. Sadly, many of us do not do so, and fail to realize that we have already swerved away from the path that God wanted us to walk in.
Many of us Christians today do not realize that we are not walking in the ways of God anymore. We think that because we are Christian, we go to church every Sunday, and we join church activities every now and then, even giving loads of financial contributions to the church, we are following God's will.
That is not always the case and that is because we can do all of those things and yet still have stepped out of God's will for our lives.
We can exchange the Word of God for the instruction of men;
Yes, many Christians have stepped out of God's will.
Dear friends, I know that you've opened this article because you want to know if you're in God's will for your life. I pray that by reading this, you'll find that out.
Here are a few ways to know if we're in God's will:
1) We obey the Word of God
When we obey the Word of God, we're assured that we're in God's will -- provided we follow the whole counsel of Scripture, not just a bunch of cherry-picked passages that we use to justify our selfish desires.
Jesus Himself said in John 14:23-24,
2) We bear fruit unto God
The Bible promises that those who are obedient to God and are walking in His will are able to produce fruit. Jesus Himself said that in John 15:4-5.
3) We are protected and provided for
Friends, we must realize that God protects and provides for those who trust Him and are walking in His will.
While that surely doesn't mean we are spared from all troubles, it simply means that we have God's protection and provision as we follow Him and do His will. Psalm 91 tells us all of this: