“This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” — 1 Timothy 2:3-4
What is God’s will for me? Look back to that list of priorities we made last week. When we pray, “Lord what is Your will for my life?” his answer is NOT, “My will for you is a job, a ‘W’ in the win column, a spouse, a house, a couple cars in the garage, or a couple buns in the oven.” God reveals His will to us in His Word.
As we see in 1 Timothy 2:3-4, along with being saved, He also would will (or desire) that we are set apart for Him (1 Thessalonians 4:3), serve one another (Ephesians 6:6) and even suffer for His name’s sake (Philippians 1:29). Scripture displays how we flourish in God’s will.
Have confidence in this: While He has a good and pleasing will for us, He also has a perfect plan for us. You can never be out of His plan; His plan will prevail no matter what you decide to do. Despite our obedience or disobedience, God’s plan for us remains (just read the story of Jonah).
We can, however, be out of His will (again, see Jonah). When we seek fulfillment from our efforts, the world, or even the things of God rather than God Himself, we move away from how He wants us to function.
My hope is that whatever God’s plan is for you, you also remain in His will.
— Steve Sisco, Baseball Chapel staff
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