I'm Doing What I Want To Do

The title seems a bit narcissistic.  One may conclude that such a statement is selfish.  My Grandfather told me he had never worked a day in his life.  He said, he did what he loved and hopefully he could make a living at it.  The perspective many have of a life of obedience is one of discipline to deny yourself everything you want.  I’ve heard many people ask the question, why is everything bad what you want, and everything good seems unappealing? 

Paul wrote in Romans 7, that the good things he knew he should do, he couldn’t do.  The bad things he knew he shouldn’t do he ended up doing.  How do we reconcile these things?  Psalm 37:4 says He will give us the desire of our hearts.  Does God give us the desires of our hearts?  Can we live a life of complete satisfaction and somehow be right with God?

People have the perception that if you live for God, or surrender to Him in complete obedience, you are in for a life of suffering, pain, and reproach. I’ve come to a place in my life where I am set on doing what I want to do.  I know that may sound bad, however, in my spirit man what I want is to please the Lord.  What I want to do is chase Him and lay hold of his blessings and plan for my life.  Certain things in the kingdom bring me such joy that when I engage in it, I am complete. 

There was a great preacher that I listened to years ago that is in heaven now, who preached a message on decision making.  He said when making any decision; First, lose yourself.  Second, find the will of God for your life.  Third, do it.   

Losing yourself can be hard.  To lose yourself indicates that you also must clear your ears of what other people want you to do as well.  Everyone thinks that know what you should be doing.  Only God can chart your course if you are to follow Him.  Therefore, only in losing yourself from the voice of others will release you to the Father. 

Finding the will of God requires abandoning your plans for His.  Most people have never really discovered what they are passionate about.  Most have no idea what satisfies them, in terms of what they do. Their lives are lived in a mundane existence going from day to day without any joy.  Real joy is found in doing the will of God.  It makes sense to me that the proper plan for our lives would be formed by the one who created us in every aspect of our being including our personality and desires.  God knows the plan for you.  Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Our outcome has been determined by the Lord.  We can trust that His plan is better than ours.  I want His plan.

Discovering His will for our life we then have one simple thing to do which is to do it.  So, I’m trying to walk in such a way as to be able to say, I’m doing what I want to do.  I say this because what I want to do is to follow Him, be used by Him, and do each day the things He wants me to do.   

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  • Thank you! Confirmation of my devotional reading this morning.

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