Friday, August 22, 2008

How to Pinpoint the Will of God

Did that title peak your curiousity? Isn't there something in all of us that wishes that we knew exactly what it is God is calling us to? As if our "real" life will begin someday down the road? But we only have today. We are always in the process of discernment - especially for the moment at hand..... Here is a quote from the anonymous author of the Under the Overpasses blog that I recently discovered that speaks well to this longing we all share.

"We are too quick to limit God and too slow to see God's open and exuberant grace. God's will is not a role we play. It is being who God made us to be in whatever vocation we find oursleves in. The "will of God" is that we each uniquely reflect the glory of God wherever we happen to be. That is the fixed point in a fluid world of variable situations. Saying yes to one thing will mean saying no to a thousand other things. The important thing is to make sure that the "yes" is also a "yes" to the kingdom of God here on earth. That is the "yes" that I am confronted with every day, no matter where I am or what I am doing."

3 comments:

Sue said...

very nice and needed today!

Jan said...

Roberta, thank you....so good!

Rebekah said...

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. - Matthew 6:33 NIV

Could all these things include God's will? If one is preoccupied with seeking His kingdom and His righteousness, wouldn't fulfilling His will be part of the package?