God’s Will For Your Life

We’ve all been there.  A decision looms ahead, one that could take our life in one of two (or three!) very different directions.  The excitement of having options transforms into anxiety that we will choose incorrectly.  And if you are a person who believes in a good and powerful God, at some point you will probably pray, “What should I do!?”

Usually those questions are met with supernatural silence.

Does God not care about our future and his silence is therefore a giant celestial shrug?  Or perhaps the problem is me: I’m not listening hard enough or trusting deeply enough.

John Ortberg suggests an alternative view, one that reframes our concerns about God’s will for our lives from actions and events to persons and character.   Continue reading