Q. For about a year I have felt more distanced from God than I have in the past. I still pray, but I just feel a disconnect from God. I try and obey and honor Him, but it’s like I’m just drifting. How do I know if I’m doing his will? How do I know what path for my life he wants me to take? Thank you.
A. You haven’t said anything about your situation so all I can do is offer some typical solutions. Perhaps you have become too focused on your earthly life and have been neglecting God, or maybe you have some unconfessed sin that has become a barrier between you.
Many believers have been surprised to discover that too much emphasis on doing “His work” can actually cause us to drift away from Him, too. Obeying and honoring God only helps us to maintain a close relationship with Him when we’re also loving and worshiping Him, and staying immersed in His word.
But remember, God doesn’t move away from us, we move away from Him. Confess your sins (1 John 1:9), present your whole self to God to do with as He desires, and He’ll reveal His will for you (Romans 12:1-2). When you draw near to God, He will draw near to you (James 4:8).
In Matt. 28:20 Jesus said, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”