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Checkpoints In Determining The Will of God



“Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”

Colossians 4:12


Knowing and doing God’s will is of paramount importance to every Christian that wants to honor God with their life. Beyond salvation, the Holy Spirit Baptism and Divine Healing, there is a will of God for each of us individually and for all of us collectively in our respective churches and ministries. God’s Will is not allusive and mysterious, known and understood by only a select few people who are way “deeper in God” than everyone else. The Will of God in any situation can be known by any Christian. To determine God’s Will, on any matter, consider the following checkpoints:

1) Is it in alignment with God’s Word? The Will of God will never… NEVER involve you

in anything that contradicts His Word. People may be double minded but God is not

regardless of how good it may seem-if it contradicts the Word of God or the Character of God….walk away from it.

2) Is it in agreement with the Spirit of God? If it’s not right, the Holy Spirit will “pull

back the reigns of your spirit”. “Peace” is a fruit of the Spirit-the “Peace Of God”

will confirm “The Will Of God”. Although we may have moments of anxiousness

or even fear…..underneath all of that and overall-there is the peace of God.

3) Does it/will it glorify God? Paul said, “Whether therefore you eat, or drink or

whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God”.

4) Does it create conflict between you and your spouse who has prayed and sought

God’s Will in the matter? God is not going to lead a person to do something that

divides the most sacred union in His Word, which is that of a husband and wife.

It is not unusual to know “what” yet, not know “when” to do the “what”. Timing is critical in the Will of God. It may be God’s Will but, not His Time. When it is God’s Time, there is a “release”…. a green light…. a peace about starting down the path of His Will. A person can know God’s Will and yet, not know the answer(s) to all the questions regarding the carrying out of His Will or, have in hand, the financial resources to what do we believe He wants us to do.

Faith always activates and releases the supernatural provisions of God.

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