The Secret to Life

As a lay leader in Ministry I often here this question, "What do you think God's will is for my life."  I always find that question really interesting because we are all created differently and uniquely each in our own special way.  Here, in the United States, we are bombarded by multi media applications ranging from television to radio to social networks and even twitter and text messaging.  The bottom line is usually more to indulge the "me" and not the "we".  This culture usually is about what I can get next or how can I best please myself.  It is this sense of Entitlement that we really don't deserve.

Above is the video from the move, City Slickers, which stars Billy Crystal.  He is on this cattle drive with Curly Joe (I believe) and his wife sent him on this trip during his mid-life crisis (or should we say identity crisis) of who he should be.   In Christian terms, he is searching for that one thing, the Secret to Life.

In biblical terms, we can find the answer in Philippians 4:12b, which states, "12I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want..."  The one word definition is called Contentment.  Here is the thing, if we are serious about finding God's will in our life, then we have to be serious about God.  We cannot be lukewarm, nor can we pretend that the God of this Universe, a Holy God, will simply be content with us serving two masters:  God and Sin.  We cannot do that because He is a Holy God.  We can start by eating his Word daily (reading scripture) and praying daily.  I would, once again, start with Colossians Chapter 3 and also Romans Chapter 12.  Here are two chapters that will put you in the right path to find God's will.  Once you find Contentment you will hear His will.  That one thing:  Philippians 4:13 says that, "I can do all things, through Christ Jesus, who gives me Strength."