“The mere reading of the Word of God has power to communicate the life of God to us mentally, morally, and spiritually.”
– Oswald Chambers
Living in this part of the world, you often hear people say ‘Insha’allah’, or, ‘God willing’. If you’ve lived here long enough you’ll know that this can actually mean a whole manner of things…
But, the notion of ‘If the Lord wills it’ is actually very Biblical (have a look at James 4.13-15 for example).
People then ask, ‘How can I know God’s will for my life?’, and that is a great question.
God (most usually) speaks to us in four ways…
Through prayer, through His Word, through circumstance, and through other believers.
So, if you’ve prayed about a big decision and nothing is happening, if other believers are unsure about the road you’re heading down, if everything about the circumstances points to a bad choice, and if you’re doing something that goes against how the Bible says we ought to live, its hard to say that God is in it.
But, if you’ve spoken to other believers and they are positive, if all the circumstances align in a way you could never have engineered or even imagined, if you’re living in the light of His Word, and if you’re prayed up and God is opening doors, then what are you waiting for?
He is speaking to you, He is opening a door for you, He is directing your steps.
If we wait for the audible voice of God – Jesus’ baptism-style – we may be waiting a long time.
Pray, read His Word, look around at how He is already working in your life, and talk to other believers…then go for it!