So many Christians wander through life waiting to discover God’s will for their lives. I can’t help but believe one of the major reasons they can’t figure this out is because they are ignorant of the mission of Christ. How can you understand the call of God for your life if you don’t fully grasp the call of God on the life of Christ? If you are frustrated or confused as to what you think you should be doing, I humbly suggest you get back to the roots of your faith and dive a little deeper into the reasons the Son of God became one of us.
Jesus came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). He didn’t come to be served, but rather to serve (Matthew 20:28). He said plainly that He didn’t come to condemn the world but rather to save it (John 3:17). In talking with people, Jesus outlined the things they should be doing (Matthew 25:31-46). In stark contrast to the prevailing culture, Jesus instructed us not to seek prestige or power, but rather to look for ways to serve each other (Matthew 20:25-28). He had compassion on the sick, but minced no words on those who would try to promote religion over mercy. Love was the answer to every question, and it marked the way He lived.
Taking a look at our own lives, how do we compare? The will of God is not that you become successful in the eyes of the world, but rather that you devote your life to Him and His mission. God doesn’t care if you’re a doctor, lawyer, or janitor. His only concern is that you glorify Him regardless of what you do on earth. Jesus told us to go into all the world and teach them about Him (Matthew 28:18-20). We are not to rest as long as there is injustice in the world (Isaiah 58:5-8), and we are to go above and beyond to help those in need (Matthew 5:39-42). The call of Jesus on your life, indeed God’s will for you, is to live a life based on the model Jesus lived.
There is no magical mystery to be solved, no trick question, and no secret key. There is only Jesus. Happiness will elude you as long as you are living for anything other than for the glory of God. Every day our primary focus should be to find new ways to love and show mercy and grace to every soul we encounter. No one should meet us without walking away wondering what is different about us. Our lives should shine brightly with the love of God, and our actions should mimic those of Jesus. We may not be able to heal diseases with a word, but we can mend a broken heart with a caring touch.
God’s will for you is that your life would look like that of Jesus. No judgment, no condemnation; there should only be love. As we learn what it means to live like Jesus we will discover peace, happiness, and purpose. We will live in the will of God.