Romans 12:1-2, “I beseechyou therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
What is God’s will for my life? This question is asked by so many people. Even non-believers ask themselves what their purpose is. Everyone wants to know why they are born. That is the million-dollar question. The verse above tells us how to find out God’s will. It also tells us that there are three levels to God’s will. The first level is good, then acceptable and lastly perfect will. The way to find this out according to the verse is by renewing our minds. Renewing our mind is a long process that lasts our entire time here on earth. In the process of renewing your mind, you build a relationship with Holy Spirit and it is He who begins to reveal to you your call and destiny.
1 Samuel 12:16-19, ““Now therefore, stand and see this great thing which the Lord will do before your eyes: Is today not the wheat harvest? I will call to the Lord, and He will send thunder and rain, that you may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of the Lord, in asking a king for yourselves.” So, Samuel called to the Lord, and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day; and all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel. And all the people said to Samuel, “Pray for your servants to the Lord your God, that we may not die; for we have added to all our sins the evil of asking a king for ourselves.””
This verse is an example of God’s acceptable or good will. The moment the children of Israel asked for a king, they were no longer following God’s perfect will. God’s perfect will for Israel can be seen in the book of Judges. Instead of them sinning imagine them living godly lives and obeying the Law of Moses. They would never have needed God to raise judges and the neighboring nations would have stayed subdued. The reason why the neighboring nations caused them problems was because of their sinning.
Even though Israel was no longer in God’s perfect will, they still had some amazing years in God’s acceptable or good will. If they did not ask for a king, based on the book of judges they would have ended up in the same place as they did with a king. The reason for that is because their hearts were never sold out to God. And that is the main thing, is your heart sold out to God. If it is then it does not matter what bad decision you make because God will bring you right back on track. David is the perfect example for this. So, in our Christian journey let us make sure our hearts are totally sold out for Him, because our hearts are the key.
Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Proverbs, 4:20-23, “My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”