If you have been trying to figure out what your life’s purpose is, God has given you His Word through the Bible, to help you do so. In order to find God’s will for your life, you have to get rid of the things that are keeping you from realizing it. Here are 7 mistakes Christians make when trying to discover God’s plan for their lives.
7 mistakes Christians make when trying to discover God’s plan for their lives
1. Not asking God to reveal His will
Have you ever thought about a situation where you wondered if God was trying to tell you something, but you were too afraid to ask Him?
Have you ever had one of those thoughts that you pushed down deep into your head and hoped it would go away? Please, don’t make that mistake.
God is always willing to help you and you need to ask for His guidance. Here’s the kicker though: you have to ask for it and then trust it.
Most people who are in the process of making big life moves will look to friends or other sources and not take the time to ask God to reveal His will.
2. Not giving God time to answer
When you ask God to reveal His will, it may not happen right away. It could take years or even decades before His promises are fulfilled.
In Genesis, God promised Abraham a son.
Abraham was 99 years old and his wife, who was barren, got pregnant right away. That promise wasn’t fulfilled until another ten years!
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3. They listen to other voices instead of God’s
You know that phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me?” It’s not true. Words do hurt and if you’re paying attention to what you’re saying, you’ll notice that you’re actually hurting yourself.
In today’s world, people are surrounded by so many voices. We have thousands of voices that are shouting at us to listen to them. Unfortunately, many of the voices distract us from hearing God’s voice.
4. Lack the faith to take a step of faith
It’s hard to take a step of faith. You may not see the outcome, but you know that you need to take that step. However, you are afraid of the unknown, and you are afraid of going forward not knowing what you are getting into.
The rich young ruler is a great example.
He had the faith to go to Jesus and asked Him what He needed to do to be saved. Jesus replied: give what you have. The young ruler walked away sad because he didn’t have the faith to give up what he loved the most for Jesus.
5. They don’t trust God in every part of their life
Many people don’t trust God in every part of their life. Instead, they trust God in certain areas of their life. But if we are to follow God, then we need to trust Him in every situation.
They’re afraid to believe in God during the bad times. When they don’t see their finances prospering, they think God has abandoned them.
They’re afraid to trust Him with their children’s lives during tough times in their lives. They’re afraid that He’ll abandon them when problems arise.
Love The Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.
To love God is to trust him and obey Him.
6. They refuse to follow Jesus because they don’t think it will benefit them.
There are a lot of people that are trying to find out what God is like. These people will read what Jesus says, but they don’t think they need to follow him.
They think it will only cause them trouble and they will not be able to fulfil their own plans.
There is a lot of freedom that comes with following Jesus. Jesus said, “If you believe in me, you will do what I have been doing.” John 14:12.
7. They don’t share the struggle with others
When we talk about knowing God’s will, we often discuss the difficulties, the challenges and the seemingly unanswered questions.
We are supposed to trust in the Lord, but sometimes it seems as if we are being pulled in two different directions.
The worst part is that we are afraid to share our struggles because we are afraid that we will be judged. It’s time to stop hiding and start talking.
We need to understand that we are not alone in our struggles. Here are the 4 biggest mistakes that most