“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in everything you do, and he will show you which way to go. Do not be impressed by your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then he will give health to your body and strength to your bones. He honors the Lord with your riches and with the best of everything you produce. Then He will fill your barns, and your jars will overflow with good wine.” (Proverbs 3.5-10, NLT).
One of the most recurrent questions in the believers is “how to know the will of God for my life”. This question could be translated as: “How can I know what God wants him to be or do?” But what is behind all this is: “How to have a more transcendent life”, “how to feel more fulfilled”, “how to be successful in my life”. And the truth is that God created us to be successful, to say that it wouldn’t be to say that God created us to be failures, and I don’t think any true believer believes that. That God wants us to be successful, he wants it. Sure, success according to his will, not ours. Human success, in general, is egotistical, vain and possessive. That is not to be successful for God (Jesus asked, in Matthew 16.26: “What will a man gain if he gains the whole world, and loses his soul?” They gain the world, but lose their soul, and by losing their soul they lose the world they have worked so hard to win). Human success without God is ultimately the worst of failures.
Success is living a life in accordance with our spiritual purpose, which does not mean not having constant tests and challenges.
We take it for granted that, if we live God’s will, it will be a satisfactory and good, pleasant and perfect life, beyond the circumstances that we might have to live. In fact, that is what the Bible says in Romans 12.2.
In the Scriptures we find a very real promise, which all believers have to hold on to. It is a promise of guidance. There we find the recipe, the proposal and the promise.
This promise is in many places in the Bible. Psalm 32.8 says: “I will make you understand and I will teach you the way you should walk, I will fix my eyes on you.”
God promises us, in many places, to guide us, and we have to believe him. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart” is his first prescription. God tells us that without faith it is impossible to please him, and faith is trusting in Him, that is, in his Word, in his recommendations, commandments and teachings, although many times we do not understand or trust them due to unbelief or rebellion .
God has a personal plan for you. Not even the number of hairs you have on your head escape his knowledge.
Sometimes we have a hard time trusting God because we don’t know him. In a natural way, we distrust the stranger, even more so if this stranger wants to make the most important decisions of our life. We want to know the will of God for our feelings, our spirituality, our family, our career, and it is difficult for us to receive advice from a stranger to us, whom we do not trust.
But God not only knows us, He made us, He knows who we are, more than we know, and He even knows our future. He knows what we are capable of, both the good and the bad. We will not surprise God with our achievements or our failures. In addition to the fact that he knows us, he is an infinitely wise being, who knows everything.
We have to have that faith: God knows everything about me, everything about everything and everyone, and he loves me. It is impossible to fail trusting in Him. To know and obey God is to be blessed (Jeremiah 9.24). In Nahum 1.7 he says: “The Lord is good, a safe haven when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in Him.”