Discerning God’s will sounds big and scary, especially for those of us who aren’t trained in things like that. How do we go about it? How long will it take, and can we make it go faster? How will we know if we’re doing it right? What if we get it wrong?
Here’s some of what I’ve learned and experienced together about discerning God’s will. Maybe it’ll be useful for you, too.
- Discerning God’s will is going to take as long as it needs to take. We can’t fit it into a schedule.
- Relax into not knowing yet, hard as that may be. It will take as long as it needs to take.
- Examine your own feelings about the choices. Does something look appealing for selfish, irrelevant, or just plain bad reasons? Ask God to help you recognize and let go of those unhealthy reasons.
This message is an excerpt from a monthly devotion by Audrey Novak Riley. You can read more steps for discerning God’s will here.
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