Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. — 1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV
Have you ever asked, “God, what’s Your will for my life?” Take comfort you’re not alone. It actually shows up in the Bible repeatedly. There are many stories of people wanting to know the way for their lives. Mark 10 tells of a rich man asking Him what his life should look like, is disappointed with Jesus’ answer, and leaves. In Matthew 20, a mother, kneeling before Him, asks if her sons will flank Him in His kingdom.
There’s a part of us that yearns to know if we’re in the general vicinity of what He wants of us. Personally, and maybe you can relate, I’d prefer a giant flashing sign with explicit instructions to the next 40 years or so. It’s never happened that way though. Thankfully, His will for our lives is not an uncrackable code, but a mystery gently unfolding in the day to day following of our Rabbi. We can read His teachings penned thousands of years earlier and apply them now. The wisdom found in the Bible remains relevant today. His instructions involve actionable responses we can start this minute. Cast, take, follow, do, love, walk, lay down. Cast your worries on Him, take up our cross and follow Him, do justice, love kindness, walk humbly, lay down your life. When we seek His opinion, the mystery of His will for our lives isn’t much of a mystery at all.
Father, it’s so incredible that I can ask You what to do with my life and You’ll respond. I love You so much! Amen.
What are some Biblical instructions for life that you’d add to the list above?
Take a moment to ask Him about your life. Look for His response.