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God’s Will for Your Life

People often ask me, “How do I know the will of God?”  Dr. Charles Stanley answers this:

First let me point out what Dr. Stanley says about advice:

Before taking advice, make sure the person is living righteously. And don’t ask, “What do you think I should do?” but “What do you think the Word of God says I should do?”

How can you know for sure that you’ve heard God correctly?

Ask yourself these questions:

Is it consistent with the Word of God?

The answer you hear should line up with the clear teaching of Scripture.

Is it a wise decision?

Carefully think through the consequences before making a commitment.

Can I honestly ask the Lord to help me achieve this?

If you are submitted to His will, you can boldly ask for His help. But the same isn’t true
regarding your own agenda.

Do I have genuine peace about it?

Don’t rush to make a decision if you feel unsettled. If you lose an opportunity
because you were obedient, God will bring you a better one.

Does this decision fit who I am as a follower of Jesus? Does it fit the Lord’s overall
plan for my life?

The Father has the best planned for you. And finally, will this decision honor God?

Unless your choice glorifies Him, it is not His will.

For more information from Dr. Charles Stanley on discerning God’s will for your life, and for other messages by Dr. Stanley:


I trust the preaching of Dr. Stanley.  He is a Godly man who understands.


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