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How to Be Successful - The Will of God

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How can I know the will of God? How can I be what God wanted me to be? How to be successful:
Trust in the Lord and have full dependance on Him!!!
Proverbs 3:5–6 NIV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5–6 NIV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Trust in the lord with all your heart!
Why is it hard to trust the Lord with all of our heart? (example)
Trust in the lord with all your heart!
Why is it hard to trust the Lord with all of our heart? (example)
It’s hard to trust someone you don’t know.
How do you get to know Jesus?
Through Prayer (when you ask, you must seek His word)
Colossians 4:2–4 NIV
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
Through HIS WORD
Through HIS WORD
Don’t be afraid of the will of God
Do you know what the will of God is for your life?
John 4:34 NIV
“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
- Do the will of God
Colossians 4:2–6 NIV
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
- Do the will of God
Don’t be afraid of the will of God -
Fear -
Psalm 37:4 NIV
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
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Faithful Direction
What is God’s will for your life?
Proverbs 3:5–6 NIV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
What is God’s will for your life?
God’s will concerning salvation
2 Peter 3:9 NIV
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 NIV
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
- That we would be saved - followed by repentance - A change of mind leading to a change of action.
- That we would be saved - followed by repentance - A change of mind leading to a change of action.
- That we would be saved
A change of mind leading to a change of action.
Manser, M. H. (2009). Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies. London: Martin Manser.
That we are Spirit Filled -
Ephesians 5:17–18 NIV
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
Ephesians 5:17–18 NIV
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
Why ask God who to marry, what college to go to, what people to hang out with if you aren’t spirit filled.
That we would be sanctified-
1 Thessalonians 4:3 NIV
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;
Acts 1:24 NIV
Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen
Through Wisdom
1 Thessalonians 4:3 NIV
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;
James 1:5 NIV
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
Forceful Dynamic -
Proverbs 3:6 NIV
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
What should we do once we know the will of God?
Do the will of God -
John 4:34 NIV
“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
- Do the will of God
- Do the will of God
God must have full direction over you life. How will He Direct you? -
Acts 1:24 NIV
Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen
Don’t be afraid of the will of God -
Psalm 37:4 NIV
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Fear - Fear of the unknown -
Matthew 14:26–27 NIV
When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
Fear of the unknown -
An attitude of anxiety or distress, caused by concern over a threat to one’s future. Scripture provides numerous examples of situations in which fear is experienced. It declares, however, that God alone is to be feared, and moments of human fear can be opportunities for deepening faith in him.
Manser, M. H. (2009). Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies. London: Martin Manser.
Trusting in God and how to trust
How to Know God (prayer and His word)
Will of God - through salvation, wisdom, spirit filled, sanctification
Fear of God’s will - replace fear with trust in God’s Will
Faithful Direction
Proverbs 3:5–6 NIV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
We Must TRUST in GOD:
Psalm 9:9–10 NIV
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
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