God’s will is good

God’s will

Romans 8:28  And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 

What God has called us to do (His revealed will) and His plan for the world (His secret will) are both good.  This may seem like it is unnecessarily stated, but to many this is a worry.  Sometimes we shy away from seeking the will of God because we think He’ll call us to do something that’s harmful or won’t be for our own benefit.  In doing so we miss out on His blessing because His plans for us are for good, not for harm (Jeremiah 29:11).  We’re scared to do what God wants because we don’t view Him as good.

But God is good.  His intentions are good and His plan is good.  All things that take place to fulfill His will are good, whether it seems so at the time or not.  It may be painful for a moment in time to go through what God is willing, but ultimately it is for good.  With that in mind, it’s much easier to desire God’s will and to want to carry it out.  We can remain steady in the knowledge that He’s not out to get us and has a plan that brings about good and it will motivate us to take steps of faith.

If God calls you to something, don’t be afraid.  Follow His calling because He knows what the final result will be.  He sees what we don’t see and knows what we don’t know.  He’s powerful enough to make things happen and good enough that we can trust Him.