Sanctification Above Direction

By Pastor Dan Williams, January 10, 2021

Make Better Decisions & Take Bolder Action

— A liberating approach to making your best decisions and taking more action —

The “Will of God” Crisis:

  • The ‘search for the will of God’ to direct my life has led to the epidemic of indecision, inaction and instability in our Christian lives.

So what does the ‘Will of God’ even mean?

3 Ways To Think About “Will Of God”

  1. God’s ‘will of decree’
  2. God’s ‘will of desire’
  3. God’s ‘will of direction’ (illusion)

How God does help & speak to us?

Expect God to speak to you with guidance more than with supernatural surprises.

Hebrews 1:1–4 (NLT): Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. 2 And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. 3 The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.

  • His Son.
  • His Spirit in our very ‘ordinary’ reading of Scripture
  • Our prayer & wisdom.
Expect God to ‘will’ your more than your direction.

1 Thessalonians 4:3 (NLT) 3 God’s will is for you to be holy, … 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (NLT) 16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
Romans 12:1–2 (NLT) And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Be careful & cautious about the “ ” philosophy.

  • God’s will for your life is your sanctification, and He tends to use discomfort and trials more than comfort and ease to make us holy.