On January 1, 2018 God has led Marissa and I to answer His calling on our life to launch Mobilize Ministries. A common question I receive is “How do I discern God’s will for my life?” The answer is in this revealing passage:
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” )Romans 12:2)
Here are two ways i discern God’s will for my life:
1. I know that as a follower of Jesus, I am being transformed by the renewing of my mind. I can make decisions confidently because “we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16).”
2. I am able to ” test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” So, whatever plan or idea i have in my mind, I test it through questions such as: “Does this glorify Jesus?” and “Does this please God and fit His design for my life?”
Marissa and I put the idea of planting a ministry among young professionals to the test. We knew God was leading us to pioneer his ministry. We launched it by faith! I often share with others, “When God gives you a vision that glorifies Him, provision follows”. So today, hundreds have been impacted by this ministry. They are equipped to go back to live for Jesus and disciple among their peers “right where they live, work and play” where more are touched by the Gospel.
- What do you need to do to move by faith and start what you already know God wants you to do?
- What ways in the past have you discerned God’s will for your life that you’d like to encourage others with?