Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:10
Learning things from other people is something that every person starts out in life doing. Every child born begins learning by observing others and imitating them. As children get older, they begin to pull away from learning from others so that they can do their own thing. As adults, most people do not like to learn from others, they feel that they know the best ways for their own life.
Businesses are started all the time. As fast as they are started, many fail and close. The reasons many of them fail, is that most of the owners refuse to listen to those who have been successful in business. They fail to follow the tried and true practices of running a business because they feel they know how to do it.
In the same way many lives fail for the same reason. People do not like to be led by God and follow His ways of doing things. They “know” how to best live this life.
David knew that God’s will and desire was the best, not his own. He also knew that he had to be taught to do God’s will, it would not just automatically come.
Being taught to do God’s will may mean that some doors are closed. That some paths are rough and difficult to travel. The largest challenge is that it is not about you, it is all about God.
God is standing by waiting to show you the best way to live this life. He has been teaching for thousands of years and has a proven track record to show He knows what He is doing.
If God is your God, you need to allow Him to be your God. You need to allow Him to lead you in how to live your life. He is right there willing to teach you what to do.
Are you willing to allow Him to teach you His ways, which are the best ways?
Or will you remain stuck in failure mode doing your own thing?
Seek out God’s will for your life. Be willing to let Him teach you how to do His desire. It will be the best thing for your life.
I pray today that you will know what God’s will is for your life; that you will remain open to the teaching of God; that you will allow God to be in control of your life; and that you will do what God wants you to do.