Heavenly Father, I desire that Your good, just, wise, and perfect will would be done in my life and in this world.
Often when we think of God’s will, we simply want to know whether God wants what we want. What college should I attend? Who should I marry? Where should I work? Where should I live? These are legitimate decisions that everyone has to make but we are kidding ourselves if we ask for God’s will in those situations and ignore His clearly stated will in other areas of life. (1 Thessalonians 4:2-4, 1 Peter 2:13-16, Ephesians 6:5-7, 2 Corinthians 8:1-6)
When we pray for God to accomplish His will, we must start by asking ourselves whether we are doing what God has clearly stated is His will (as the verses above make clear).
This week pray for God’s will to be done, but start by asking yourself if you are doing God’s will. If not, ask Him to help you accomplish His will and not your own.