God the Father in Heaven asked Mary, who was a virgin, whether she would bear His Son, and she unhesitatingly said “YES”. From then on, until the end of Jesus’ life on earth and her own life, no matter how difficult it was, Mother Mary continued to always do the Will of God.
How can we know God’s will for our life? If God has a plan for our life, how does He reveal it to us? How can we find that plan? How does a sinful, finite human being come to know what a holy and infinite God desires?
Philippians 3:15 —Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.
The above scripture assures us that God will reveal unto us the guidance we need for every aspect of our lives. To understand this better consider a pilot flying an aircraft in bad weather. At best he can see only about a hundred miles. And yet he can fly his aircraft safely in all weather, for the course is marked out for him by radar. If he deviates either to the right or to the left, the radar warns him accordingly.
It is thus that God guides us. We may not always be able to see more than one step ahead in our Christian lives. It does not mean that we shall even always be able to see ahead at all. But it does mean that God has a plan for our lives — for your life and mine — and that He promises to reveal the steps of that plan to us.
Sixteen years ago I did not know I would be preaching Gods Word – I had no money to even buy food. I was a person who had no relationship with God. Yet when the Lord touched me I was willing to walk with God. The journey was arduous and difficult but also beautiful and the Holy Spirit helped and comforted me and I saw marvellous signs and wonders, all because I chose to depend on God.
When we say yes to God, the journey may look terrible, it may look uncomfortable but it will always be fruitful! When my journey began I did not even know where God was taking me. Now when I look back I praise God for He is a master planner!
John6:40 —And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
God is not at all interested in telling us whether we should accept a job on the ship or in the gulf. He is not interested in whether we should marry Sally or Mary, or Henry or John. He is interested in whether or not we believe in Jesus Christ and receive Him as our personal saviour. God’s will for us starts there. This is His will. And we must accept this demand before we can begin to go forward on any other level.
God is interested in having us become like His Son, the Lord Jesus!
“Do I pray that the Lord gives me the desire to do his will, or do I look for compromises because I’m afraid of God’s will?” – Pope Francis