The myth behind knowing God's will
One of the biggest myths about God's will today is that we think we need to know the whole plan in order to effectively pursue it. We work hard in prayer, petition and devotion to see the big picture, but most of the time, God never gives us the whole picture. He asks us only to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
Proverbs 3:5-6 sums it up best: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
As wonderful that it is that God has given us a discerning mind, our wisdom will never be sufficient to understand the full plan of God.
God's plan is bigger than we think. While we're worrying about our bank accounts, God is thinking about the worldwide economic movement for the next hundred years. While we're thinking about our own personal breakthroughs, He has in mind the breakthroughs of nations and of the whole world. While you're thinking about how to pay your electricity bill, He's thinking about how to save that family who lives next door. We will never be able to understand God's whole intricate and intertwined plan for us and for all mankind in full.
So how do we respond to God's will then if we don't know what's going to happen? That's why it's important that we trust in God that even when we don't understand what He's doing, we trust that He works not only for us but for the whole world to be blessed.
Importantly, Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a] for those who are called according to his purpose."
God's plan won't always make sense to us. There will be times that we will have to blindly follow, but Jesus and His sacrifice are more than enough proof for us that God only works to give us life and life to the full. Never to deceive, take advantage of or destroy us, but only to bless, prosper and deliver us.