My Sunday Notes – “Discovering God’s Will For Your Life”

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By Harrison Conley 07 Oct  (Hillsong Church 11am service) 

 

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Moses set an example for us.

Genesis12:1  The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you”

  • By faith, without knowing he was going, he followed God!

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It takes faith to follow Him when you don’t know where you are going.

Hebrews 11:8  By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going

  • Not knowing where you are going
  • requires flexibility
  • requires faith

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We should be followers of Jesus and be flexible

Remember that we are not leaders but followers of Him

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He is not giving you a GPS .. He is not giving you a map

Instead,  He has given you a COMPASS in the form of desires

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The favour of God is on you and not on the options.

Genesis 13:8-11  So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. 9 Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.”10 Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company:

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If faced with multiple options, apply these tests:

  1. Prayer test

        Have I prayed about this?

  1. Wisdom test
  • Is this option in alignment with God’s Word?
  • Is there noticeable?
  • Does this fit my values?
  1. Joy test
  • Do I find fulfillment on this?
  • Do I prefer this choice over another?

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The most common way that God guides us is through the doors He shut

Acts 16:6   Next Paul and Silas traveled through the area of Phrygia and Galatia, because the Holy Spirit had prevented them from preaching the word in the province of Asia at that time.

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Proverbs 16:9  “A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps”

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His favour is on you and not on the destination

Point your direction towards the desires of your heart and keep moving

And always remember that our GOD is sovereign!

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