Where do you Fit?

God's Will

Written by Daniel Kolenda

Do you know someone who is sincerely seeking God’s will for their life? Perhaps they’re in a difficult situation and they’re wondering which direction to take or what to do. Is it a friend or family member? Is it you?

“Seeking Your Fit”

Do you know someone who is sincerely seeking God’s will for their life? Perhaps they’re in a difficult situation and they’re wondering which direction to take or what to do. Is it a friend or family member? Is it you?

You are not alone. Questions regarding God’s will are among the most frequent ones I encounter as I minister around the world. It seems that, regardless of the country, continent, race, culture, gender or age, people everywhere are searching for and desiring to know and fulfill God’s will for their lives.

Generally I have found that these seekers fit into one of two categories.  The first group are those who have no idea what God’s will is for their lives. They have no idea which way to turn. If this applies to you or someone you know and love . . . I would ask you a simple question: where do you fit?

Here’s a recent illustration:

I encountered one young man several months ago. He was a Bible college student nearing graduation. He had been seeking God’s will for many years, but still had no direction. He asked me, “How can I figure out what God wants me to do with my life?” HAVE YOU EVER ASKED THAT QUESTION?

We were standing next to a lamp and I noticed that it had been unplugged. I pointed to the plug lying on the ground and said to him, “How do you know what that three-pronged contraption is for? Should I stick it in my ear or use it to comb my hair?” “Of course not…it goes into the electric socket,” he replied. How did he know that? Because of it’s shape. That plug fits so perfectly into that electric socket that there is no question that it was made for it. Even a child, who had never seen a plug or socket before, could figure out that they were made for each other.

This is one way that you can know what God wants from you. Where do you fit? What is it that you enjoy? What brings you satisfaction? I have heard people teach that God’s will will always be difficult and hard. It will always be a sacrifice and you will have to die to yourself in or order to be obedient.

A Positive Sense of Direction

I have seen that the most effective people in ministry and in life are not the ones forcing themselves to do some dreadful task because they feel it is the Lord’s will. Rather, it is the ones who are doing something that they enjoy so much, they feel guilty taking a salary for it.

When you find something that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning; when you discover something that challenges and thrills you; when you uncover something that you sense you were made to do; chances are, you are getting close to discovering God’s will for your life.

The second group are those who are seeking God’s will for their lives yet they have not received a positive sense of direction.

Positioned To Receive

In II Kings 3:11, Elisha is described as the one, “…Who poured water on the hands of Elijah.” When we think of Elisha, we generally think of a great prophet, a mighty man of God, a giant of the faith.
It is easy to forget that Elisha started out as nothing more than a servant to Elijah; pouring water over Elijah’s hands and serving him in day-to-day banalities. But his posture of servant-hood put him in a position to receive a mantle.

When I started working with Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, it was not as an evangelist; it was as his personal assistant. I had no ulterior motive other than to serve the man of God. But it was in serving his vision that I first saw the massive crowds of people being saved, healed and filled with the Holy Spirit.

It was in seemingly mundane moments that I was catching a passion for evangelism, a hunger to see souls saved and a desire to preach the Gospel. It was then that I saw my possibilities in God.
My posture as a servant positioned me to catch a mantle.

Please hear my heart, dear friend – if you don’t know what God’s will is for your life, then I would challenge you to find someone else who you sense is doing God’s will, and begin to serve them and their vision as if it were your own.

As you sow into their calling, you will reap a calling of your own. You will begin to discover that as you postured yourself as a servant,  you are actually positioning yourself to receive a mantle; God’s calling for your life.

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