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Doing God’s Will

August 13, 2009

What does this mean? How do I know what God wants me to do so that I can do his will. How does God let me know this? How do I find what God’s will is for me?

I’ve been learning that God’s will is living a holy, Gospel-focused life. It isn’t necessarily about a specific vocation or career, but it is about how I react to the circumstances that I’m currently in. On August 12th, Al Kresta had a good commentary about this from the approach of how do self-starters serve the Lord? But we can all learn from this, whether we are internally self-driven, or whether we need all the motivational help we can get to accomplish some task.

God’s will is for us to follow the teachings of Christ, as the Catholic Church teaches us. We all need to stop and take time to honor our Lord, i.e., keep holy the Sabbath, or in the Catholic sense, the Lord’s Day, Sunday. For the go-getters of the world, this means to stop and pray. Don’t sign up for that obligation, just be still with Jesus. For the less motivated, this means move your self to a good place for some quality prayer time. And then, as a result of this prayer time, it will aid us in being content with our circumstances; whatever our circumstances are, whether we are at a high point or a low point. Everybody’s lives have ups and downs. God’s will is for us to be content with those ups and downs all the while we are moving ourselves closer to God’s kingdom. Rejoice in the Lord, give thanks and praise, because Jesus Christ gives us the strength to put up with our circumstances in a holy, loving way.

God’s will is for us to grow in holiness and get to heaven and hear those wonderful words, well done my good and faithful servant.

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