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Discerning God's Will

Posted by Sally Bland on

There have been several important decisions over the course of my life where I needed to pause and discern the will of God. I love volunteering in the community and at church. Five years ago it became clear that if I wanted to increase my involvement in ministry I would need to cut back on some of my community involvement. This was a difficult decision for me as I LOVE volunteering at my children’s school and in youth sports.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
-- Proverbs 19:21

Instead of making this decision on our own, James and I prayed for God’s guidance. We sought His will in our lives and wanted to be sure we weren’t following our own desires. Both volunteering in the community and in ministry are “good” things but we can’t do it all! Throughout the process I prayed God would make it obvious which direction He wanted me to go. God answered that prayer, but not in the way I expected! Slowly God brought people into my life who were willing (and even excited) to take over some of my responsibilities at the elementary school. Surprisingly I found I didn’t struggle releasing those responsibilities because I knew it was God’s will to free my time to focus on the passion He gave me to serve the families at GPBC! I love where God has me now and I look forward to what He has planned for me and my family in the future!

This Sunday Pastor Wayne will lead us through Acts 21 as we explore how Paul followed the will of God in his life no matter the costs.  I pray you seek God’s direction in your life and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.


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