Have you ever wondered, "How can I know the will of God for my life?" To be honest, this question deeply troubled me for many years of my life. What does God want me to do? What if I miss out on God' will? For several difficult years I viewed God's will as being hidden-like an encoded message on a treasure map. I thought my job was to search around while God sent little hints saying things like, "You're getting warmer!" Other times I feared that God's will would only be revealed to me if he took something I loved-such as basketball-away from me. While other people seemed to have a confidence about knowing God's will, I felt no such assurance.
Knowing God's will is no longer a problem for me-and it need not be for you. There are a few biblical principles I have learned about the will of God that have transformed how I make decisions. It is important to keep in mind that much of God's will has already been revealed in Scripture.