Understanding the will of the Lord is a blessing, contingent to the extent it’s acted upon.
The question in focus actually is, “What is my purpose here?”
There can be one or more than one answer—and therefore the choice—so far as the moment is accurately discerned.
The Role of Godly Discernment and Will to Proceed
Sometimes we’ll be caused to act, at other times to withdraw, then others to pause.
If this question—“What is my purpose here?”—can be uppermost in our continual minds, we’re directed by God, apportioned to the morality of our hearts in alignment, it’s hoped, with holiness.
For each moment and the direction to act, withdraw or pause, we find the secret to life, for we’re praying, possibly, each waking instant. After all, asking God for insight into the Divine will is the appeal for discernment, though many times we’ll sense the Spirit’s whisper without such a request.
After habitually asking such a question, and listening for the Spirit’s response through our circumstances, all we need then is courage to act on the information received.
Added Benefits Compelling Us Toward Joy
There are very many benefits added to our ability to ask and obey. If we can determine what it is we’re to do, and we do that which is within our capacity, with no lack of courage to excise fear, we can do just about anything—and we’ll please God to boot.
This is what living aptly is about.
Delivered is the ability to take control of the moments in confidence-producing-joy, knowing that God’s pleasure is bringing us a legacy of blessing that we can only begin to tap into.
From Purpose Comes Just About Everything Else
True it is that once we have our moment’s purpose wrapped up and ready to go, given our acceptance of the purposes of God’s heart over our own, the rest is relative ease.
So, from the extant purpose that feeds itself into our minds, we’ve also logically got some thought as to process, and therefore to achievement. This is everything—task-related—that builds toward joy and peace, excluding the relational realm.
But our relationships are helped also, because we’re intrinsically motivated, and hence inspired, and people sense within us the peace and joy—and no less, the Presence—of the Lord.
If we can get just one thing right in simplifying life, it’s to find our momentary purpose, and to dwell in that which brings it to pass.
© 2011 S. J. Wickham.