Whether you’ve “stumbled” upon this site, or were actively searching for a
Christian site, one thing is certain; it is no “accident” you are here. God works “all things after the
counsel of his own will” (Eph. 1:11). Another thing is also certain in life:
We all want guidance. No matter who we are—we all want and need guidance for life. Fathers, mothers, singles and students
all have questions with our callings and careers, school and life’s challenges in general.
Guidance counselors are abundant and many may be of good assistance, but
as people living in a Christian nation we should be asking, “What is God’s will for my life?” Christ taught
His disciples to pray, “Thy will be done.” That should be our prayer as well.
As we contemplate this question, three main principles should guide us in
all our thinking.
First, God has a plan for us all. Life is a pilgrimage, a journey.
Our journey takes us from this life to the life to come. Although some things in life seem to be endless or chaotic, or our
life seems to be going on in endless circles, the big picture is that this life is simply a preparation for eternal things.
“Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come” (Heb. 13:14). We should live remembering this
world is not our home; we’re just passing through. We are on a one-way journey—that is the overarching plan for
Then also, God has a purpose for man. What is that great purpose?
It is to glorify our Creator and live to please Him. The apostle Paul put it this way, “whether therefore ye eat,
or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31). We do well to remember God’s ultimate
purpose for mankind is to live to the glory of His Name. The only way we can accomplish that in truth is to live by faith
trusting as a repentant sinner in Jesus Christ by the grace of God.
Finally, God has laid a path for us. That path is to be followed
within the framework of the Word of God. The Bible is our guidebook along life’s pathway. The psalmist wrote, “Thy
word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Ps. 119:105). The Lord does not give us a view into
the future and we don’t know where our pathway leads in life, but we are called to live by faith looking to God’s
guidebook as we make life’s choices along that path.
May God help us to so do.
—Pastor Michael Fintelman