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March 28, 2022 8:00 am
It is absolutely wrong for a child of God won't still obey the will and the word of God in the life to live in turmoil regarding their wanting to discern the will of God in the life is living in fear is not the will of God forgive. But living in fear lest you going to bring upon yourself spiritually because you missed out on God's perfect plan for your life that is not of God. Welcome to leading the way between the sovereign and practical Bible teaching of Dr. Michael authored the new pump called never give up. As a Christian, how many times have you stressed over God's will in your life and how did you work, how do you get through those times when second-guessing yourself into action. It happens to me a lot while today we had a practical message from Dr. Yousef about seeking and discerning the will of God as you journey through life also.
Do remember that leading the way is listener supported. You can discover ways to stand with Dr. USF and passionately proclaiming uncompromising truth across six continents. Go to LTW.org or give us a call 866-626-4356 now to listen with me as Dr. Michael you set here is a powerful and practical message called the guidance of God the most asked question among Christians believers is how do I know the will of God in my life's most asked question what is God's plan for my life. How can I know God's will love and then how do I know that it is God's will for my life will not a trick of the devil to get me off track. I read the knowledge of this review also allows messages that that whenever there's a seminar or conference in and the advertised title is that, and discerning the will of God for your life to say that seminar or conference sold out before you even get the pharmacy people want to know people are longing to discover God's will and his plan for their life and talk about single people listen carefully. I know the question you have isn't the will of God for me to marry so moms?
To those who are in the middle of career change and those who are unhappy in their workplace. They want to know what is the next is it going to be in town out of town was going to be who, what, where those who are contemplating going to college you want to know what is the will of God for you, which is a college that God would have you do so. Those who might be feeling God's call upon them for a full-time ministry.
They want to know when, how, where you want to know. Then there are those believers who are constantly living in turmoil and in turmoil, and they lack peace in their lives because they are often worried and concerned.
I'm wondering if they are in the perfect will of God or have they missed out on God's perfect will in the lives many of them draw from one person to the next from a counselor.
The counselor from advisor to advisor and they forever going around asking people to discern the will of God for them they can go up between 10 to 20 people asking what do you think the will of God for me is what you think of the will of God for me. If you know what most arms when you go to so many people often go to get conflicting advice. I remember one time more than 20 years ago I was going through a restless time and I wasn't sure about things in this dear friend of mine told me about a man he said he actually can literally close his eyes and then bring your message from the Lord tell you exactly what God wants you to do what he was desperate.
I said okay so we put them on the phone and I said down and I began to listen to this dear friend and whom I've never met and I'm sure he close his eyes.
I can see but this is okay. Michael began to tell me what I need to do because that's what God wants me to do the folks I want to tell you he was wrong.
He sent me on a wild goose chase. When was not the will of God at all. So be careful. Be very careful. I have to teach you from my mistakes so you don't have to repeat them. Be careful of anyone who tells you that God told them to tell you to do this. Wrong for your life. It is important to know your God is a God, and God is our guidance.
We have begun a series of messages which I'm calling God talk and we saw in the very first message that the sovereignty of God is a hub around which all of God's attributes evolve. Then we saw the limits of God upon which all of our lives should be molded a model and today we going to see the guidance of God upon which all of our decisions should be based.
It is absolutely wrong for a child of God who truly wants to obey the will and the word of God in the life to live in turmoil regarding their wanting to discern the will of God in the life, wanting to discern what God has for you. Next is fine.
It's healthy, it's admirable.
It's commendable. That's wonderful and I can't think of any more adjectives to give you.
It's great but getting yourself into spiritual frenzy in trying to disclose the will of God. I want to know the will of God, God and you go from counselor counselor, advisor advisor, friend to friend and frantically trying to find out what the will of God is the fall that is immature and in the spiritual unhealthy living in fear is not the will of God for you.
But living in fear lest you going to bring upon yourself spiritual rolling because you missed out on God's perfect plan for your life that is not of God that is not of God giving a common scenario that many of you will identify with this identify with this in certain stages in my Christian walk is a common scenario you go to the more than the price of Lord I want to know your will. I wanted to guide me wanted to leave me and I want you to just let me know that this is you and not a trick of the devil. So got answered your prayer and then he opens a door for you and you go through the door and then you got through this door and things really didn't work out as you would've liked to work out so you go back to the Lord is your Lord.
I don't know what happened but obviously things are not working out. Could you please help me I want to discern your will.
I want to know when you leaving I want to know what the next step is. Please Lord, hear my prayer and the Lord nuts. Here's your prayer and what does he do he opens another door and you go through this second door and things work out and you have peace and you have joy and you are being used of God, and you can see an opportunity for witnessing and things are really working right.
What is the most common understanding of comprehension or description of the Borg number one what most people think you made a mistake right wrong not make a mistake at all. You did not make a mistake sometimes in order for you to get through door number two. God has to take you to door number. Somehow, if you think the door number one was a mistake. If you think that door number one was a waste of time if you think that door number one was a terrible disaster on the wrong track. Now I will talk about disobedience and sin here not talking about just discerning the mind of God the things in your life that's wrong thinking. If you sought the Lord with all your mind and if you genuinely wanted to obey the Lord in his will in your life, whatever it may be you have made the decision based on obedience at the time, then door number one was never mistake it was never mistake door number one was the sovereign God's way of taking you to door number two. For reasons known only to the sovereign Lord, he allowed you to go through door number one in order to get you to door number two and whenever God leads you is not a mistake dog live and regret that I shouldn't wonder, don't waste your time on regrets of the number one secret to knowing the will of God in your life is you want to know what the secret is the number one secret for knowing the will of God is your inward willingness to obey the will of God when he shows up to run on Paca to cut is a house that a secret, first of all before I answer the question I want you to know that you could never learn inward obedience in your life or inward willingness for obedience for the will of God in your life.
You cannot learn that from books and I write books. You can learn that from shamans and I love preaching you cannot learn that developing that inward obedience for the will of God in your life from running to counselor the counselor or advisor to advisor for a friend to friend you one wanted that way you cannot develop inward willingness to obey the will of God in your life by listening to someone who claims that they have seen a vision for you have seen a dream for you will have a word from the Lord for you.
You can only develop that inward willingness when you spend time with God and his word. So the secret of knowing the will of God is inward willingness to obey the will of God and then when you discern because that comes not from running around but from spending time with his word and you know what is going to teach you is going to teach you something you don't want to hear need on the loan is going to teach you that where you are right now the will of God for you see there's a Scripture that I hope you memorize that you let it seep deep into your heart and into your mind and that your soul and is Psalm 25 verse nine, it's all wonderful.
One of I can stand here and give you dozens of texts from the Scripture about the will of God.
But here's one. He leads the humble and what is right and teaches the humble his way. You see, if you allow the Holy Spirit of God to take this verse and let your mind, your heart and spirit feeling deeply think through and meditate on it and practice it, you will have the greatest blessing as you walk with the Lord a promising but is a problem. The problem with most of us is that we secretly secretly want or wish that God would obey our will. We secretly craved that God would bless our plans we secretly desire that God just come around to our way of thinking. If you can only just understand what I wanted to do for me.
We would have good times together. I talk to people and here not listen very carefully.
Somebody would say to me Michael. I really really really really really want to know and do the will of God in my life. I say really really really really really really I wanted out. So what's the trouble when the trouble is I want out of my current job I want out of my current situation. I went out of my current circumstances. I want to marry this particular person or I will do this particular business deal to work out. This will is a women women you just told me that you really really really really want to know and obey the will of God.
Yes, then how do you know that it is not the will of God for you to be where you are right in the job that you ran in the situation that you're in the second says is you ran how the oh no no no Michael, you just don't understand Michael, you really don't understand.
I am aware I am not a stranger to miserable situations for read more about that, get my book of God is in control. You read all about it.
Do you want to do the will of God, or do you want God to do your will. That's the question that you need to ask yourself today you really want to do the will of God what you want God to do your will. I read this week. In fact, about an architect who was complaining bitterly about how so many of his clients very come in and ask him to design a house for them. He said, but they really have already made up their mind what kind of a house. I want then when you have the design in the mines is that all I wanted for me is to sanction their plan in the will. The satisfaction of seeing me draw their plan on paper and you know what we do the same thing with. We really do. We also wisdom when we asked for guidance and whereas for direction, but in reality we want God to bless our plans.
You know, I've learned through the years that when I am in a situation where I am not really fulfilled and happy.
I learned to know what it is to rejoice in the Lord until God himself opens another door I've learned to be contented. What I and you know I got those during that time when you think immeasurably want to jump ship and he won't get out. You know what God is doing is teaching you is instructing you is molding you his training you just testing you know why because God guides us to guide him.
We obey him. He does not abide us. God is sovereign and he is in control of us. We are not in the dread of him. It's arrogance to think that we can control God. The sovereign God moving things in our lives for his purpose and for good because he loves us so of course there are some things that have been settled in the Scripture, and for you and I to provide for God's will about these matters is a soon really is issues that are settled in the Scripture are not the issues you go and pray and ask the will of God about some examples, the Bible does not tell you to marry, but it is clearly in the Scripture, and it tells you not to cohabitate with that person before you marry them.
Fornication is condemned in the Scripture Internet – the will of God for that. The Bible may not tell you whether you should become a doctor or an engineer or a lawyer or a salesman or whatever. The Bible tells you can be a thief you can be a prostitute you can be anything that is hurting people.
Romans 12 12 says God's will for you is your sanctification and therefore anything is going to hinder your Christ likeness sanctification process is not the will of God back to the things that are not clearly spelled out in the Scripture. When you are inwardly willing to obey the will of God. Even if you don't like it, but if you inwardly willing to obey when you inwardly willing to abide the will of God, even when used think that you're making a mistake.
You have made a mistake.
God takes the so-called mistakes and he and his economy weaves him around and he makes a stairwell out of them to his purpose in your life. Therefore, you need to understand that sure there are some practical things and I'm going to share some of those with you right now very quickly that you need to go through as you making a decision, but ultimately when you make a decision in obedience to the Lord, even if it is not the ultimate door. It's his way of getting through the door when they give you seven questions that I ask myself when I'm making a major move in my life. Number one I asked myself the question, is this the best way for me to serve the Lord.
Secondly, is this consistent and not contradictory to God's word and the third question will I be able to imitate the Lord Jesus Christ.
In that circumstance, and the first question is this. Do I have the confirmation of a godly Christian leader, not two dozen people number five has God said restless spirit within me in order to prepare me for the move but the move is not yet number six. Do I have enough peace toward the matter and finally has God opened the door wide or am I trying to beat it down by beloved, I want to tell you whatever you do, I want to do this and I'm going to tell you, God is a covenant God. God is a covenant God. And when you may be terrified about making a mistake if you are willing to obey his will, he will redeem even the so-called mistakes God can take these so-called mistakes and he uses them as a steppingstone for you to get to his purpose. Run through this and I'm going to conclude that FB Meyer, one of the great men of yesteryear. One night he was crossing the Irish Channel on the boat and it was a dark night was a starless night and he was wondering how in the world is the board going to make it so he went to the Capt., this is Capt. How in the dark night like this. How can you know where Holly had Harbor is the captain said something very simple. If you look at those three lights over there and see those realizes it.
Yes, he said, when all those three lights line up together as one. When we see them in unity. We know the exact position of the hopper's mouth. Meyer said something to the effect that whenever you want to know the will of God in your life. Three things must line up in a piece the word of God and the need of the hour. So what is the secret of discerning the will of God.
Absolute and would willingness to obey the will of God, whatever it may be, including being where you are right Dr. Michael you fat with practical biblical questions to consider as you pursue God's will in your life and in your family. In fact, if you'd like to walk through specific like questions that you're currently facing a conversation with one of our leading delay pastoral team fill out a short contact email@example.com/Jesus they'd be honored to speak with you. That's LTW.org/Jesus, as you probably know Dr. you set is more than a pastor in an international Bible teacher.
He has passionately dedicated his life to sharing the gospel with those who had never heard also to equipping believers to serve God to reach their own communities with the gospel message and one vital part of this outreach is through the books that he's written over the years. In fact, he has penned more than 50 bucks and his newest release packet was just released earlier this month is called never give up when encouraging title Dr. you set helps you listen closely to the words of the apostle Paul when he shares words of wisdom with Trinity about intimacy with God. Prayer service and never giving up the faith.
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