Learning to Do His Will

Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.

Psalm 143:10

The only way to learn is being taught. The children are sent to schools where teachers teach different subjects that will help them earn a living later. When it comes to learning the things of God, we must ensure that the Divine Master taught us. We never know the will of God if we don’t allow Him to teach us to do. Fortunately, God left us in writing what we must learn to do His will.

Romans 12:2 says what is the will of God: 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. In this sense, God’s will has three characteristics: it is good, it’s acceptable and perfect. Because it is good, the will of God will never bring evil. Because it’s acceptable, do His will is not a tedious task. And because it is perfect, there is no margin for error when we do the will of God.

In the course of my career I saw many times following instructions I knew beforehand that they would not run. I learned to argue with my bosses about change was in vain. So my position was to follow the instructions to the letter until it was proven useless. In this case, the boss took responsibility to make the changes. If I had done things my way or take shortcuts to make things go according to my own judgment, it will probably never be reached correct errors of a faulty method.

For some years I have coined a phrase about making our will or God. When you make your will, you are responsible for the consequences; but when you do the will of God, He is responsible for the consequences. Unlike what can happen with a human boss, the instructions of God will never fail. He is perfect in every way and everything will be okay if we continue to literally His instructions. There is no risk when we stick to God’s will. And best of all is that He fully assumes responsibility.

The inexhaustible source of knowledge of God is in the Bible, which the Apostle Paul writes in 2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. Therefore, the textbook par excellence for learning to do the will of God is the Bible

When we learn to do the will of our Heavenly Father occurs what it says 1 John 2:17: And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. Therefore we remain forever doing at all times His will instead of our own. God bless you.

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