5 Bible verses to know God’s will for sure— when making an important decision
1. Scriptures speaks in volume
In the Old Testament, God talked audibly to very few people. After the finished work of Christ, God speaks through His Son and His apostles, whose words are written in the Bible.
Today, people often mistake their “own thoughts” as God speaking to them. Although the Holy Spirit is our “great counselor,” we must make sure what we feel He is saying matches scriptures. The devil can pretend to be God speaking.
to hear God, you must read His words.
“For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
2. Consistent with His ultimate will
Some decisions create conflicts within the family. There is a promise of blessing to those who obey their “godly parents,” which is God’s will.
The most effective way to know if it is God’s will is if our choice leads towards God’s glory. We were created to worship God, and He gives us abundant life and the promise of eternity.
Your decision leads to God’s glory, not selfish motives.
1 Corinthians 10:31
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all things for the glory of God.”
“Children, Obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.”
3. You will have peace in midst of doubt
God’s will is always perfect, which does not mean it will always be pleasant. However, a decision made through God will always produce peace amidst uncertainty.
On earth, we will never have perfect peace. In fact, we will have trouble, but nothing is impossible with Jesus. God gives wisdom and peace to those who ask. (James 1:5)
Be still, seek God, and know His peace.
1 Corinthians 14:33
“God is not a God of confusion but of peace…“
4. Your decision is not influenced by other people
While we must ask “godly men” for advice, ultimately, our decision should not be based on what they say but on what God said.
When reading passages, always put into context what it means. At times, the Holy Spirit may use certain phrases in the Bible that seem to apply to us because God’s word is also alive. [Rhema]
Seek God’s words above all else.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.“
5. You have your parent’s blessings
Parents are legally and spiritually responsible for their dependent children. Don’t be impressed with your own understanding (Proverbs 3:7). God gives wisdom to “God-fearing” parents.
God commands us to honor our parents, and one way to do this is when we obey. However, a line is drawn when we move out of the house and get married.
Please God by submitting to the authority of your parents.
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”