Saturday, August 10, 2013

God Told Me To

Jesus’ ministry was framed by a desire to do God’s will. It started with a prayer of "your kingdom come, your will be done" and ended with "not my will but yours". All true followers of Jesus cultivate that same desire. The rub comes in figuring out exactly what his will is. 
A growing number of students are coming to me with "God told me to X". What drives this is probably a combination of things. If we could step back and view all factors, I think we would find some to be legitimate and some to be wishful / hopeful thinking attributed to God. Its when God seems to change his mind between Thursday and Friday that I get concerned. Or when God seems to be saying what the student wanted to here. (Ever notice how God always seems to directly command people to take the higher salary job, date the prettier girl or move to the more beautiful location?) I've always thought that if God is thinking the way I think, he is probably not very godly and we are all in big trouble.

So how do YOU determine God's will?
Food for thought; more later.