As we seek to follow God, ultimately queries about being in His will come up. What does God want me to do with my life?
We engage in a lot of activities to discern the direction of the Almighty.
- We ask.
- We look at all life’s circumstances and try to discern the best path.
- We set out “fleeces” saying things like, “God if you do this (or that) then I will know this is right.”
Sometimes our methods turn into downright manipulation or magic.
A little seeking, a bit of fasting, some prayer and wise counsel, and “Poof” we know His Will.
We attempt to make deals with God saying, “God if you show me this I will live for you forever!”
No amount of deal brokering is foolproof. There are no magic spells consisting of good works which always produce the desired result.