God’s Will For Us

Author: Savannah Coleman — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: March 23, 2022

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
God's Will For Us

Do you ever wrestle over what God’s will is for your life? When I graduated high school, I was quite anxious about choosing the “right path.” I grappled with decisions about college, wrote lists of pros and cons, prayed and sought God in tears. Since then, I’ve had other large decisions where I responded similarly. Lately, I’ve felt like God has been prompting my heart to dig into what His will is for us, not just in daily decisions or even the life-altering ones, but overall. First and perhaps most obvious, God wants all people to be saved (1 Timothy 2:3-4). This is the crux of life, the very heartbeat of our existence. When a crowd of people asked Jesus what God required of them, Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent” (John 6:29). The apex of God’s will is that everyone who looks to Jesus has eternal life (John 6:40). Under the canopy of being in Christ, what then is the will of God? I believe His will is to make us more like Jesus Christ. This can be accomplished in many different ways, none of which need to be labeled “the right” or “the wrong” way, as I once fretted. If we belong to Jesus, He promises to work in and through us to fulfill His good purpose (Philippians 2:13). And He equips us with everything we need to do His will (Hebrews 13:20-21). God’s plan for His children is to give us hope in Jesus and a future with Him. He wants us to remain in His love, and from this place of connection with Him, to love others (John 15:9-17). As we are transformed by the renewing of our minds and seek to live according to God’s Word, we will be able to determine what His will is (Romans 12:1-2). Through Jesus, we have “everything we need for a godly life” (2 Peter 1:3), and we can rest in this promise. • Savannah Coleman • Have you ever felt like there was one “right” path for your life? How might today’s Bible passages speak into this? And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son Romans 8:28-29 (NIV)


Read Verses:

John 6:25-John 6:40; Philippians 2:1-Philippians 2:16; Romans 8:28-Romans 8:29