[ecko_quote source="Psalm 22:8"]I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will guide you with My eye[/ecko_quote]
In my hometown, there was a wealthy business man. He had a stake in several manufacturing fields including the vast land of agriculture. He had more than 15 children from his probable three wives. He looked after everything himself and prospered. One of his sons was my classmate, as we studied in the same school. The businessman became old and died. After mourning period was over his children and wives searched their family homes and found an enormous amount of cash and jewellery. However, the real problem started regarding shares as their father did not write a will. Despite best efforts by elders and friends, the family could not come to an agreement. This caused fights and misunderstandings between children. Some of them forcibly occupied certain properties, and they fought each other in the streets.
Finally, police intervened and referred the matter to court. The courts took their own time and ceased all properties and assets. These three families now were left with nothing and even their day to day survival with their regular income became an issue. Despite accumulated vast wealth for the household, the story illustrates a story of an earthly father who left the family in the desperate situation. All because he did not leave behind his will.
However, our Heavenly Father did not leave His children without making it clear what they suppose to do on this planet. As earthly parents when we hand over some important work to our children we will make sure several times of what they understood before sending them to execute it. How much more does our Heavenly Father do to make His will clear towards His dear children? God is not trying to hide His will from us, but He wants to reveal it. Further, God wants to reveal His will more than we want to know it. The best way to understand any subject matter often begins with a definition. Then lets first know what God's will is? God’s will is “ holy and stated the purpose of the Father to make His dear children as much like Christ as possible”. This is the bottom line and the fundamental of God’s will.
Once we I understand God’s will the Christian life is not difficult. The same Christ who lived a perfect, obedient, and sinless life stands prepared to live it again through you (Galatians 2:20). God’s will is not hard to discern. He has given us the Scriptures, which reveal His will and He has placed His Holy Spirit within us to guide us to His perfect will in every situation (John 16:13). Our greatest challenge will be to wholly commit our lives to follow God’s will obediently as He reveals it. Sadly most (if I could use this word) of us would not read, nor listen to the whispering voice of the Holy Spirit and yet have a greater desire to know His will. How could it be possible to know besides these two primary sources (Bible and Holy Spirit)?
Israelites, on their journey to the promised land, when Moses, gathered them around Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim. God gave detailed instructions. So there was no mistake in what was expected of them. Then God asked them to make a choice.If they chose to obey, they would receive His blessings. If they chose to disobey His commands, they would face His wrath.
God’s Word comes to you in the same way. It is not too complex to understand. The question is, how will you respond? Nowhere in Scripture, God excused disobedience because His instructions were too vague or complex. Condemnation came because they knew exactly what God wanted them to do, yet they chose not to do it! God, through His Holy Spirit, will always give you sufficient revelation and strength to take the next step with Him. If you are uncertain about what God is asking of you, make sure that you are obeying all that you do know; and through your obedience, God’s next instructions will become clear. Knowing God’s will is sometimes difficult because it requires patience. He reveals to us one step at a time.