God doesn't want to lead you with a bridle
like a horse or a mule that has to be reigned in.
He wants to lead you intelligently by the Holy Spirit according to the
1. Be in harmony with God's Word and
Psalms 40:81 I delight to do thy will, thy law
is within my
Isaiah 8:20 Would God lead you
into breaking His law? No
Psalm 119:105 His Word is to be a Lamp unto your feet and a
light unto your path.
2. Be willing to do God's will
John 6:38 Jesus is your example. He came to
do His Father's
John 7:17 If you are willing God will show you.
James 4:13-15 You shouldn't be planning
your own life.
should be trying to do God's will.
Jeremiah 29:11 God's will is much more beneficial than your
Proverbs 16:25 Your ways lead to sorrow, death,
3. Fervent faithful prayer for
James 1:5-6 Ask in faith, nothing wavering.
James 5:16 Effectual, fervent prayer of the
I John 5:14 You can have confidence that if you
to God's will,
He will hear you.
4. Do what lies nearest you first!
John 16:12 God has many things to tell us,
but we can't bear
them now. Do what you can do
and what you know to be correct, right
Then He will
show you what to do next.
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him
and He will
direct your path.
Luke 16:10 Be faithful in the least first and
God will give
Jeremiah 12:5 If you don't obey God in the small things how
will you obey during the big test?
5. Which option will bring the most
I Corinthians 10:31-32 Do ALL to the glory of God! Give none
offence to either Jew or Gentile or to the Church.
I Peter 4:11 That God in ALL things might be glorified!
Revelation 14:7 Part of the last warning messages
world contain these instructions
"give glory to Him".
This indicates that most of the world will not
be giving glory to God
at the end of time.
The decisions you make in your
indicate whose side
you are on.
Romans 14:13 Don't cause anyone to stumble.
Mark 9:42 Don't hurt ever, the least
of God's children.
6. Seek Christian Counsel
Be careful who you counsel with. Paul wrote at the end of time there would
be many who had a
Form of Godliness (2Timothy 3:5,7,8)
and many false
teachers. A good Christian
counselor should point you to a
"Thus saith the
Proverbs 11:14 There is safety in a multitude of counselors.
Psalms 1: 1-2 Don't follow the counsel of the ungodly.
Jeremiah 17:5-10 Cursed is the man that puts his trust in
7. Listen to the voice of the Holy
Isaiah 30:20-21 Though you go through adversity and
affliction, God will talk to you. You will hear a voice behind you as
you turn to the right or left.
God will show you, "This is the way,
walk ye in it."
That still small voice that makes you feel so
uncomfortable is the Holy Spirit speaking to you.
I Kings 19:11-12 God doesn't speak to you in a earthquake or fire,
but in a still small voice.
8. Humbly wait on the Lord
Revelation 14:12 Those that overcome the beast
and his mark have an
identifying characteristic of patience. They keep God's commandments (not
man's) and they humbly wait for Jesus.
Psalms 37:4-7 Rest in the Lord and wait patiently
Isaiah 49:15-16 He cannot forget you, your problems, or struggles!
Trust Him! He thinks about you constantly!!!
Psalms 25:9 He guides the meek.
9. Make and implement a decision
Joshua 1:5-6 After you have gone though all
these steps move
forward in the Lord.
Have courage the Lord is with you!
Joshua 14:9-12 You have wholly followed the Lord. He
has kept you alive to do His will. Now go after it! Be like
Joshua and say "Give me this mountain!"
10. God's Providence!
2 Corinthians 2:12 Watch for the opened or
Don't worry about what is on the other side of the door. Move forward
with your eyes on Jesus.
Watching for His leading. Make sure that you
not violating His Word as you move forward.
Isaiah 45:1-3 God will open doors and break in pieces the
gates to accomplish His will
for your life. You can count on it!
mighty city and nation of Babylon was
no match for our Lord. All throughout the Bible
you can see incident after incident of God's will
you move forward watch Him remove the obstacles and remember that He often
requires you to move first.
This tests and shows you the state
of your Faith.
It causes you to exercise your faith. Is it important
little tests now prior to the big crisis? ABSOLUTELY!!!
Revelation 14:12 The people at the end of time
are described as having
the faith of Jesus. What kind of faith did Jesus
have in His heavenly father? The Greatest!
Revelation 3:8 I know thy works: behold,
I have set before
thee an open door,
and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little
strength, and hast kept my word,
and hast not denied my name.
God Guides You in Doing His Will*1
--Has not God said He would give the Holy
Spirit to them that ask Him? and is not this spirit a real, true actual
Some men seem afraid to
take God at His word as though it would be presumption in them. They
for the Lord to teach us and yet are afraid to credit the pledged word of
God and believe we
have been taught of Him.
So long as we come to our
humbly and with a spirit to be taught, willing and anxious
to learn, why should we doubt God's fulfillment of His own promise? You
must not for a moment doubt Him and dishonor Him thereby.
When you have sought to
know His will, your
part in the operation with God is to believe that you
will be led and guided and blessed in the doing
of His will.
We may mistrust ourselves
lest we misinterpret
His teachings, but make even this a subject
prayer, and trust Him, still trust Him to the uttermost, that His Holy
Spirit will lead you
to interpret aright His plans and the working of His
wants to fill you with peace.
"Seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and His righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you."
Is there a decision you need to make?
A decision you need to make
Make it just now.
Make it right now.
You will never be sorry you did