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GOD's Generic Will

1. Salvation

2. Sanctification

3. Thanksgiving

  • Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will]. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMPC

Find out GOD's Will

  • Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord isEphesians 5:17 NKJV
  • Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. Romans 12:1-2 AMP

Do GOD's Will

  • “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7:21 AMP
  • For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother, and sister, and mother.” Matthew 12:50 NASB
  • And that servant who knew his master’s will, and yet did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will be beaten with many lashes [of the whip], but the one who did not know it and did things worthy of a beating, will receive only a few [lashes]. From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more. Luke 12:47-48 AMP

Persevere in GOD's Will

  • You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. Hebrews 10:36 NIV 1984

When you don't know GOD's Will

  • Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move onExodus 14:15 NIV 

When you don’t know, what God’s will is, Move on i.e. do the next thing. 
Read: Do the next thing 
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GOD will guide you (into doing His Will)

  • the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11 ESV
  • whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear1 this command2 behind you: “This is the way. Walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 BSB
  • Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 AMP
  • I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Psalm 32:8 NKJV
  • this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever. Psalm 48:18 ESV
  • He guides me in the paths of righteousness for the sake of His name. Psalm 23:3 BSB
  • as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:14 NKJV
  • For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to willa and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:13 AMP
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aHe gives us the desire and strengthens us to do His will. In other words, when you are in tune with God, you automatically do His will even without consciously knowing. See below

  • So Ruth went and picked up the leftover grain in a field after the reapers; and she happened to stop at the plot of land belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech. Ruth 2:3 AMP

Don't settle for anything less than GOD's Will

  • Now the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad had very large herds of cattle, and they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead [on the east side of the Jordan River], and indeed, the place was suitable for raising livestock … They said, “If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession. Do not take us across the Jordan [River].” Numbers 32:1,5 AMP

GOD’s Will; His best for us. GOD’s plan/promise/will for the Israelites was the land of Canaan (Exodus 6:4) across the Jordan (Deuteronomy 11:31) a land flowing with Milk and Honey (Exodus 3:8) where one cluster of grapes had to be carried between two people on a pole! (Numbers 13:23). However, seeing a land on the way that was suitable for livestock, some Israelites chose that over GOD’s will!


See also

  • Now those who say such things show that they are seeking a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them. Hebrews 11:14-16 BSB
  • By faith Moses, when he was grown, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to suffer oppression with God’s people rather than to experience the fleeting enjoyment of sin. He valued disgrace for Christ above the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his reward. Hebrews 11:24-26 BSB 
  • For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope and overflow with confidence in His promises. Romans 15:4 AMP


  1. 8085 שׁמע [shâma‛] \shaw-mah'\ A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of {attention} {obedience} etc.; causatively to {tell} etc.): - X {attentively} call (gather) {together} X {carefully} X {certainly} {consent} {consider} be {content} {declare} X {diligently} {discern} give {ear} (cause {to} {let} make to) hear ({-ken} {tell}) X {indeed} {listen} make (a) {noise} (be) {obedient} {obey} {perceive} (make a) proclaim ({-ation}) {publish} {regard} {report} shew ({forth}) (make a) {sound} X {surely} {tell} {understand} whosoever {[heareth]} witness.
  2. 1697 דּבר [dâbâr] \daw-bawr'\ From 1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) of thing; adverbially a cause: - {act} {advice} {affair} {answer} X any such ({thing}) + because {of} {book} {business} {care} {case} {cause} certain {rate} + {chronicles} {commandment} X commune ({-ication}) + concern {[-ing]} + {confer} {counsel} + {dearth} {decree} {deed} X {disease} {due} {duty} {effect} + {eloquent} {errand} [evil favoured-] {ness} + {glory} + {harm} {hurt} + {iniquity} + {judgment} {language} + {lying} {manner} {matter} {message} [no] {thing} {oracle} X {ought} X {parts} + {pertaining} + {please} {portion} + {power} {promise} {provision} {purpose} {question} {rate} {reason} {report} {request} X (as hast) {said} {sake} {saying} {sentence} + {sign} + {so} some {[uncleanness]} somewhat to {say} + {song} {speech} X {spoken} {talk} {task} + {that} X there {done} thing ({concerning}) {thought} + {thus} {tidings} what {[-soever]} + {wherewith} {which} {word} work.