Before learning to discern God’s will through right division it is common to be on a lifelong journey to discover God’s will.
Without right division the Bible is beyond understanding, so we look to our heart’s desires and life’s circumstances for clues to what it is.
Telling ourselves that the unknown outcome is in God’s hands, we take blind steps towards our own ends while remaining ignorant of His will.
This is all a deception, and the greatest one there is: we do our own will, and in hindsight call it God’s.
It is a lie that God’s will is beyond understanding. It is a greater lie that we can do God’s will without knowing what it is.
If you do not know God’s will, then you are not doing God’s will. To do God’s will you must first know it.
If you do not know God’s will you cannot live a life in Christ. Ignorance of God’s will condemns us to death.
If you are ignorant of God’s will, and continue to say you are living your life for the Lord, you are only deceiving yourself.
The truth is you are doing your own will, and calling it God’s. This is rebellion.
Right division is a giant arrow pointing you to God’s plainly revealed will in the Bible.
Learn God’s will here: 1 Tim 2:4, Eph 1:9-10, Eph 3:8-10, 1 Thess 4:3, and 1 Thess 5:16-18.
“Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” – Eph 5:16
It would be wise to stop the search.
For His glory,
Justin “no longer looking” Johnson