I bet we could all come up with a list as long as our arm when we have turned to our Heavenly Father seeking His will. Up until recently discerning God's will for my life was a big mystery, I would pray and then make a decision and keep my fingers crossed that it was His will rather then my own earthly desire. Let me tell you I got it wrong a few time and I never really fully understood that. I never understood how I would truly know God's will because I didn't understand how He would communicate with me. I realize now God communicates with us in many different ways and different people experience Him communicating differently but one stedfast way He communicates with all of us is through His Word.
A few weeks ago I found myself sitting in church ready to listen to the Pastor preached an expositional sermon from 1 Thessalonians, a book the church has been working through since late last year. As I sat there worshipping, I was privately struggling with discerning God's will for my life, if I'm going to being honest here I have always struggled with being a people pleaser, and pleasing God by living in His will was no exception. But that day I was set free from that and it was made clear God's will for my life. 1 Thessalonians 4:3 says 'For this is the will of God, your sanctification'
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