What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?: God’s Will Demystified
I can’t think of anyone that hasn’t at one time or another asked this question; What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life? How are you supposed to determine the answer? I think many of us have found ourselves at cross roads more than once and found that question on our hearts and lips.
In his most recent book, What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?: God’s Will Demystified, Johnnie Moore discusses how one should go about discerning what God wants them to do.
For nearly two thousand years too many Christians have embraced a lie. The lie is cast in spiritual tones and seems, on the surface, to be innocent enough.
Yet, it’s a lie so deceptive that even the most pious believe it without knowing it, and its widespread practice has robbed the world of a thousand types of good that would have been hers had Christianity followed God’s path. It’s a lie so clandestine that it has weaved its way in and out of Christian history nearly undetected.
It’s a lie so sinister that it has robbed millions of people of their souls. What is the lie? It is that “God’s will” is hard to find. It isn’t.
What is the best way for us to know what the will of God is for our lives? I think most of us stop in our tracks and pray..then wait. And do nothing. According to Mr. Moore, this is not how we should seek the answers we are looking for from God.
My understanding was that we have all we need to live according to God’s Will through His written word. By spending time in study and applying what is learned, we have the basic foundation for living a Christ following lifestyle. First we are convicted by the Word which forces us to make a decision either for or against Christ. If we accept and put on Christ in baptism then our desire should be to grow and learn as much as possible about how to live like Christ. We really don’t need a directly spoken message or a divine intervention to keep walking in faith according to the Word of God. Yes, I do believe in prayer. I do believe in asking for guidance. I also believe that we are to proceed in faith and remain as close to the Word as possible while we are waiting for the answer.
While I understood what the author was saying, that we don’t need to sit idle and do nothing while waiting on an answer to our question, the way it was presented to me would seem confusing to a new convert. Perhaps his book isn’t meant for the new babe in Christ. If that is the case, and it is direct towards the more mature Christian, then yes we are on just about the same page.
This book reminds me of the song from Fireproof where although really trying to make a change and save his marriage, he just doesn’t see the response and change (or answer to his prayer) that he knows needs to happen. It wasn’t until he finally realized that he needed to continue moving forward and growing in faith while he waited for God’s answer.
I did find the book interesting, but I still think it could be confusing for a new convert. It would be a good small group study book as long as there was a strong leader who could keep everyone focused on the big picture.
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 11, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
About the Author
Johnnie Moore is an author and humanitarian whose adventures have taken him to more than two-dozen nations. He’s worked with genocide victims in Bosnia and Rwanda, established a sustainable agricultural project in Zimbabwe, visited the world’s largest refugee camps, and on five different occasions has worked in places that were later bombed by Islamic extremists. He is currently focused on providing immediate assistance through the Cradle Fund.
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Sarah Kurtz says
Hmmmm. This seems like a good read. I ask myself this question alot. I think most everyone does.