My Desires Or His Instructions?

Q. In the article “Should he change jobs” your answer was to wait for God instructions. I’m really puzzled with listening to God. From my own experiences, I usually confuse my inner desires with God’s instructions. Often I can’t distinguish between the two. Some say God gives us instructions through signs. But don’t we have to do the interpreting of these signs and once again be subjected to our own desires and wishes in interpreting them?

A. I think the answer to your question can be found in the application of Romans 12:1-2. When we offer our whole being as a living sacrifice to God, stop conforming to the pattern of this world, and allow ourselves to be transformed by the renewing of our mind, we will be able to determine what God’s will is for us. When we are in the will of God, our desires and His are the same.

And, as I said in my previous answer, Psalm 37:4 tells us if we delight ourselves in the Lord He will give us the desires of our heart. To me that means He will place in our heart the things He wants us to desire and then He will give them to us.

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