Saturday, August 18, 2012

Decision Making and the Will of God

godswillLostFoundI just read a post by Andy Naselli called “God’s Will and Decision-Making”, and it prompted me to write this post.

Finding the will of God has been on the minds of many Christians for many years. They are searching for God’s will as if it has been lost. Many are so caught up in the business of finding God’s will for their lives that they have become paralyzed with fear that they may be missing God’s will for their lives altogether and in the process not have God’s blessing for what they are involved in.

Of course, they claim, they do not want to do things in the flesh but would rather want to walk or be led by the Spirit. Many Christians have their own perceptions of what this means, but I think that most of them will be shocked when they read it in context with their finding-God’s-will glasses off. You can read my blog post called Being led by the Spirit doesn’t mean what you think it does! to find out what this means.

Greg Koukl from Stand To Reason has dealt with this at and you can find links to videos and newsletters on this subject here and here.

Many Christians have discovered freedom when they realized that finding God’s will for their lives is truly not as difficult as they had thought, and that God’s will has been staring them in the face for many years.


Finding the will of God is not as difficult as
keeping your head on highways such as these.

Back in March of 2007 I reviewed Garry Friesen’s book, Decision Making and the Will of God, and it has brought me a lot of freedom, although I was gods-willalready thinking in that way. I did a fairly long review of the book and spread the review over 9 blog posts:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9

Garry Friesen’s book is perhaps the most significant book on the subject of “finding God’s will”, and even if you end up disagreeing with him, it is still a must-read book.

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