We Know It

‘I wish I knew God’s will for my life’ – I used to say that pretty regularly.

Until I realized that I know about 98% of what God wants me to do with my life.  I don’t always know my next step and I definitely don’t know what’s going to happen next week.  But I know what Jesus has told all of us in Mark 12 – that we are to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength.  We also need to love our neighbor like we love ourselves.

There is it – God’s will for my life.  As I’ve gradually grown in my ability to put God first in my life, I have begun to understand that through this relationship he makes everything else work.  If something is not going right in my life, it’s a symptom of my need to draw closer to God.  Because when I’m hanging close with God, I feel grounded and strong and the waves of ‘real life’ crash all around me but I’m steady.

And it’s this close relationship with God that enables me to love others like I should.  When I’m well-connected to him, he can love others through me.  When I’m having ‘people around me’ problems, it’s also a a symptom of my need to draw closer to God.

Through a close relationship God can guide me in my next step.  He also takes away the fear or worry about the unknown of what’s going to happen next week. 

So today, God asks me to do the part of his will that he has already told me to do – to love him with all I have and to love others.  I will trust him with the rest.

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