Your question was:
> What is God's will? How can a person find the will of God for their life?
> I miss God's perfect will for my life -- what happens then? At times I'm
> afraid to make "future" decisions because I don't want to miss God's will.
> Please help me with biblical principles.
Ephesians 5:17 says, "Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the
will of the Lord is." It is good and right that you are interested in
learning what God's will is for your life. James wrote that we should make
life choices which consider and coincide with the Lord's will (James
In the broadest, most general sense, God's will for all of us is that we
believe and obey His Son, Jesus Christ (read Matthew 7:21-27; Hebrews 1:1-2;
God's will for our lives is found in the New Testament of Jesus Christ. By
reading and studying it we can come to a knowledge of the truth and obey it
in our lives (John 8:31-32; Ephesians 3:3-5; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17). We
should not wait for God to speak to us in a vision, a dream, or some other
mystical, magical way (Hebrews 1:1-2). He speaks to all of us in the same
way - by means of the written word of truth, the inspired scriptures (1
God wants you and everyone else to be saved from your past sins and to live
with the real hope of heaven. God's will is that you will come to a
knowledge of the truth and be saved from your sins (1 Timothy 2:3-4). By
learning the word of God we can be brought to faith in Jesus as the Christ,
the Son of the living God (Romans 10:17; John 8:23-24; 20:30-31).
When you believe that Jesus is the Christ, you will want to repent of your
sins, which is another part of His will for your life (Luke 13:3, 5; Acts
17:30-31; 2:37-38). To repent means that we change our minds about living
in sin and choose to now live for and obey Christ.
The will of God is also that you confess your faith in Christ (Matthew
10:32-33; Romans 10:9-10).
And, the will of God is that you are baptized in water for the remission of
your sins (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:37-38, 41; 22:16).
When you believe in Christ, confess your faith before men, repent of your
sins and are baptized in water for the remission of your sins, Christ
forgives all your past sins and adds you to the body of saved ones, His
church (Acts 2:41, 47).
When this has occurred, His will is that you remain faithful to Him in all
things (Acts 2:42; Colossians 3:1-11; Romans 12:1-2). We must let Christ
rule our lives by learning and obeying His word in faith (please read Romans
6). Jesus called this new way of life a "strait way" in which few are
willing to walk (Matthew 7:13-14).
We want to help you enter the narrow gate which leads to life. Jesus said
that everyone who seeks will find (Matt. 7:7-8). I believe that is what you
are doing -- and from His word, the Lord is answering.
First, let me encourage you to read all the passages in this post.
Attention must be given to God's word if we are going to know His will.
Next, I urge you to visit the "Fundamentals of the Faith" section of the
BIBLE ANSWERS website. There you will find a good deal of information from
God's word to help you learn His will for your life.
Then, continue to be in touch via e-mail. I will be glad to answer any
questions you have and help direct you to someone near you who can also
assist you, if that is your wish.
Joe R Price
Mt. Baker church of Christ