Seeking God's Perfect Will
evident that one of the indications of the new birth is that the born again
believer becomes aware of the will of God. In other words, "It matters what God
wants of me!"
The believer cares what God thinks of him and has a real
desire to be what God wants him to be. He is not satisfied just to have a
ticket to heaven. He considers himself as a servant of the Lord and looks
for opportunity to serve in the work of God. If his heart is right with
God, he doesn't see with an eye of flesh, but with an eye of faith.
This means that he is not concerned about how much he will make or how
many benefits will occur, but whether or not God can depend on him to do the job
successfully and whether or not God will give him the strength to be
faithful. He is not concerned as to whether someone else has a better
position or more prominent position. He is content to be in whatever state God
puts him in as long as he is assured that God is with him and wants him
Sometimes trials are heavy and the battle seems over whelming.
Sometimes it seems the victories are small and the fruit is little, but
satisfaction comes with God's assuring presence. Sometimes the conditions are
not the greatest, but the fruit of our labor is truly blessed of the
One of the illustrations in the Bible is the life of Phillip.
The book of Acts gives the account of his ministry. At one point, he was
participating in a great reaping of Samaritan souls, but woke up one morning
with God's call to go out into the desert for service. Having no idea what
God was wanting, the Bible says, "He arose and went."
God used Phillip
to reach an Ethiopian who ultimately began the Gospel inroad to the country of
Ethiopia. We never know what God has planned for us tomorrow..... we
must be willing to go as he leads and to be positive that we are exactly where
he wants us to be.