Finding the Will of God

Posted: June 3, 2011 in books, god, obedience, providence, video

It’s graduation season and that means the perennial question, which lies dormant for most of the year, is now popular again: “What is God’s will for my life?

Anyone who’s been a high school senior, pondering the “next step” – a decision that will undoubtedly and irreversibly determine the course of the rest of your life (not really) – knows what it is like to ask themselves (and, perhaps if they’re really thinking about it, God as well), “I wonder what God wants me to do?”  This question, although good, right, and necessary, often leads to all kinds of trouble.  The trouble stems from a faulty view of the will of God, or more precisely, how we are to relate to and ascertain His will.

Now, rather than trying to explain this myself, I’ll direct any interested reader to an excellent book by Kevin DeYoung entitled, Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will, or, How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Impressions, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc (yep, that’s the real title).

You can also check out this short interview with Doug Wilson, in which he answers the question, “Is there such a thing as finding the personal will of God?”


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