4 Questions & Knowing God’s Will

So many today are caught in the snare of wanting to “Know God’s Will” for their lives before they even lift a finger in saying or doing anything for the Kingdom of God.

I’ve boiled down a few thoughts and have come up with 4 questions I ask people to think through and answer regarding this quandary.

1) If you could do anything for the Kingdom of God, without thought of cost, how you would provide for it, etc., what would it be? Be Specific. (i.e. “What are you passionate about?”)

 

2)Who could you share this thought with to begin praying about it together? Could they come alongside you and help you do this?

 

3) What would be being produced in 5-10 years? What would be the fruit of your labors? How is it bringing glory to God?

 

4)What is stopping you from doing it?

 

It’s been really encouraging to see the reactions I get from different people I have talked through this process with, especially among the Millenials. Helping them begin to articulate the desires of their hearts into possible tangible steps that are feasible is exciting.

But it’s the last question that always stops them in their tracks, so to speak. It’s one thing to “Dream” about what they would love to do for the Kingdom of Jesus, investing their lives in such a way, but  a whole different animal to actually put feet to your passion and step out in the thing.

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  1. Tim Brown
    Tim Brown says:

    Thanks for this, Josh. I just received an e-mail from a church member who asked me how he could develop a passion for something. I think he would be stumped at Q#1. How would you advise and guide someone who wants to be passionate about something specific in the kingdom of God, but when he looks inside, has to honestly admit that he isn’t passionate about anything except wanting to be passionate about something?

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  2. Greg Gordon
    Greg Gordon says:

    “But it’s the last question that always stops them in their tracks, so to speak. It’s one thing to “Dream” about what they would love to do for the Kingdom of Jesus, investing their lives in such a way, but a whole different animal to actually put feet to your passion and step out in the thing.”

    Amen brother, I really believe that the call of God on our lives will match our passions and desires. We won’t be dragging our feet to do the will of God but encouraged to finish the race. Though the will of God leads through valleys and hard times God’s grace is with us.

    Thank you for the encouragement and good questions.

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