I don’t know what your spiritual journey is like…but for me, usually the issue isn’t that I don’t know what’s right and what God wants me to do. Most of the time I know exactly what God wants me to do and what is right.
Often, the problem is I don’t want to do what’s right. I don’t want to do what God wants me to do. In fact, there are times I want to do the very thing I know is not God’s will. And the problem is that I want to do what I want to do more than I want to do what God wants me to do.
By the way, the Bible has a word for this…sin.
I say I want to do God’s will. I say if God would just show me what to do I would do it…but what I really mean is, “God, I know what your will is…but how about you changing your will to my will? Because, right now, I really want to do what I want to do, even though I know this is not what you would want me to do.”
So, lately, I have been praying that God help me to want what God wants for me. I will do, or at least give my best in trying to do, what God wants me to do, but I would so much rather do God’s will willingly and joyfully.
So that’s my prayer – God help me to want to do what you want me to do!