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Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Will of God

I've been doing a lot of thinking, studying, and learning about God's will in the last few weeks. I by no means have it figured out, but I have really enjoyed this process. I am learning and growing. I am sure that I am one of many who has often wondered... What is God's will for my life? I still have this question.

One thing that surprised me was the parts of my life that I have not allowed God to be sovereign in. I have not even considered what the will of God might be for my life in that area. There are parts of my life where I had plans and never even considered that God's will might differ from these plans. The idea of total submission, something I thought I had done, is still becoming real to me daily.

It has been said that to truly follow the will of God the first and most difficult step is to rid oneself of any desire in the matter. Wow...
I still can't say I have come to that place in my heart. My plans/desires/longings still burn within me. Yet, there is peace, there is resignation. Not in the sense that I am giving up or that I no longer care, but resignation in the sense that it is not mine to plan, not mine to make happen just as I dreamed.
God has already brought me far from the plans I had 7 years ago as I planned my wedding. Just ask my 5 year old... ;) What blessings come from plans broken and dreams changed.
I am on this ride with you Lord. Please guide me. Please hold me. And please never let me get off.


  • I've been thinking a lot on God's will lately also. I was asked by a friend to write an essay answering the question, "How do I know I'm doing God's will?" You can read it if you like ( I don't say that to brag at all, would just love to get your thoughts on it. It's such an interesting topic and not one that we talk about a lot.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. And congrats on Caleb being potty trained! I dream of the day that Sutton will be out of diapers! :) Hope you are well!

    By Blogger Marta, at 3:28 PM  

  • Hey Allison, I'm on that journey with you. Much love.

    By Blogger Jennifer, at 12:25 AM  

  • Hey Allison! I've been thinking about you and how you are doing, I loved reading this post, it was good to think about during Easter time, I had an Easter article that I read that I actually was going to send it to you, if I ever get more than 4 min on the computer. Hope you are doing well! We miss you guys!

    By Blogger Debbi, at 3:31 PM  

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