22 Feb Philippians 1:22-23

22 But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;

Sometimes it seems that trying to find God’s will is like finding your way through a maze. God really didn’t want it to be all that complicated or strange. There are some things you can know God wants; things that are His will! God wants you to be obedient to His Word. His will today is that you be Christlike. What about a decision that isn’t spoken about in the Scriptures specifically? What about an area that is not an issue of right or wrong, but a choice from among good options? The Apostle Paul addresses this issue in Philippians 1:9-10. Paul said to pray that our knowledge of God’s plan will grow so we will be able to “discern what is best.” On any issue, not clearly answered in the Bible, we can ask, “How will this affect the cause of Christ?” If it will harm it, we know God doesn’t want us to do it. If it will help it, I can trust that it is okay. If both directions will help, which one will help more? Do it! If there is no difference, take your pick and do it in faith and trust as a maturing child of God. Having difficulty making a decision is not a sign of spiritual immaturity. God guides us, but doesn’t reveal His will for your entire life all at one time. He has given us a sound mind and has promised to give us wisdom, our problem is that we may not want to do what we know God is willing us to do. Maybe we need to get into His will right now.