So many people want to know what the will of God is for their lives. Often we hear statements such as the following, “If I only knew what the will of God was for my life, I would do it.” There are some cases that we even ask the Lord to give us signs to lead us into His will.

Many Christians today have the heart to seek the Lord to know His will yet they seem to find no reasonable and acceptable answers. Why? The reason for this is that there are no answers “aside from the Word of God”. The will of God is His Words and His Words is His will. The first step in doing the will of God is knowing the will of God.

Knowing the will of God for our lives and situations are found only through the guidance of the Scripture and the Holy Spirit. We should always be guided by the written Word and led by God’s Spirit. This is something that the devil cannot interfere for he cannot change what is written in the Bible and mislead us if we are led by the Spirit for “greater is He (Holy Spirit) that is in us that he that is in the world”.

Seeking God’s will in His Word require obedience. We must know how to obey and allow God’s words to take root in our hearts.

“I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart." Psalm 40:8 (NIV)

David always find guidance from God as He seeks His will because He keep God’s words within his heart and has desire to do the will of God. Similarly, the Lord will always lead us to His will if we know how to accept and obey it.  Don’t expect God to lead us to His will if we are not obeying the previous ones that the Lord has revealed to us.

“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” John 16:13 (NIV)

We are not only to be guided by God’s words but also by His Spirit in knowing the will of God.  Since the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth, He will always guide us into all truth. This is the reason why we are called to be constantly led by the Spirit of God. John 16:13 also says the Holy Spirit will not speak on His own but He will speak always the will of God.

But like the Word that requires obedience, to be led by the Spirit when it comes to the will of God requires submission. We need to yield ourselves to the power of the Spirit and not allow our “fleshly will” to work in us. The Spirit makes us wise to understand what the Lord’s will is. 


by Pastor Nick Esguerra