“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 2:15.
Apostle Paul concludes that we are to present our body and renew our mind so that we may “prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” The key word is “prove”. Notice, The Apostle doesn’t speak of “finding” or “discovering” God’s will, as of elementary. But he boldly says that we can “prove” God’s will. However, the apostle is not dealing with questions we frequently ask, such as: Should I get married? Where should I go to School? Should I build a new house? Should I move to Abuja or to Lagos? Though these questions are important, but they are secondary when it comes to God’s will.
The “will of God” here deals with obedience to His general will and it is more than just natural. We are charged to search the Scriptures because there is life in it, even by Christ Himself before the Apostle; and as you obey God’s revealed will, He may well unveil His specific will for your life. But if you refuse to obey His explicit moral will, there’s no point praying for God to reveal His specific, individual will for your life. Of course, If you obey the clear injunctions of this verse from 2 Timothy 2, God’s will “finds” you too!
God wants your body and your mind; He wants all of you. Is there anything or anyone that you are withholding from God? Is your marriage and family yielded to Him? Is your vocation, work or finances His? What about your moral, lifestyle or fashion? Will you present yourself to Him today and every day hereafter? If you will, study and do, your life will never be the same again but shall surely be better than ever. Good Luck!