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Seek, Listen, Obey

Finding out God’s plan for your life is not as hard as one might think. God doesn’t play games with us; He is not obscure in His communicating. On the contrary, He clearly sets out in His Word, the Bible, how we are to discover His will and successfully carry it out. So here’s the answer: to find God’s plan for your life, seek Him, listen to Him, and obey Him. Seek, listen, and obey.

Where do we seek Him? In His Word and through prayer. We must find God, who He really is, who He says He is, and not our assumptions about Him. How do we listen to him? With our spirits. For “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24). How do we obey Him? By doing whatever He says to do.

If you seek the Lord in His word and in prayer, He will speak to you and guide you. Be faithful with what you’ve been given, and God will direct your path. He wants you to be successful in life. He wants you to get it right more than you do! That’s why He tells us the answers before we’re tested: “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life…” (Deuteronomy 30:19, emphasis added). Loving the Lord, listening to His voice, and obeying Him is life and the blessing; ignoring and disobeying Him is death and the curse. We cannot have an abundant life apart from Him, “for in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28a).

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