I want to share with you on the very important topic of the knowledge of the will of God. “For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the [k]knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding (Colossians 1:9 NASB).
Colossians 1:9 tells us that we need to be filled with the knowledge of His will. Many people come into this world and are advised by their parents to study hard in in school. We are encouraged to know many things but very few people teach and emphasize the importance of knowing the will of God. Knowing the will of God is more important than what you learn in school. It must be, because God is greater than anything in this world. If you carefully analyze, you notice that going to school does not change who you are. That is why you will see a doctor, educated in some countries, eating and surrounded by flies. Knowing what God has made is greater than what man has made. When man has made you a pharmacist, it is far less than God making you a sanguineous person. You cannot change that by going to school. It is important for us to discover the reason why God has allowed us to be alive. When I became 50 years old, I was particularly grateful to God because I felt He had allowed me to see 50 years, had preserved me and still had a reason for me to be alive. There must be something more to my life than eating meat. Whether you do one thing or another, everyone eats meat. It cannot be that the reason for you to be alive is just to exist and be like an animal. There must be a purpose! That is why Paul says that “since the day we heard of it [that you have been saved], we have not ceased to pray for you and ask that you be filled with the knowledge of His will.”
If you do not know the purpose of His will, you become useless. There once was a man who worked for a billionaire. This man went to the billionaire’s yatch and saw another man sitting down on his own personal yatch. In his many inquiries, he found out that the man had been diagnosed with cancer and did not know what to do. He was just waiting to die. When you are told you are going to die, what do you do? When you are not conscious of death, you have little things in front of you that keep you moving. When we come to the world, we are given little “rabbits” to chase. We are given the education rabbit, beloved rabbit, marriage rabbit and many things to occupy our times. However, when you analyze it, you realize that you are really going nowhere.
You are a failure when you are not in the will of God. Why is this? “Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture” (Psalm 100:3). The one who has created an invention knows what it is purposed for. God has made each of us for something and we can never say we know better. One day in Mozambique, somebody had a fish farm. In that farm were many fish that came to the top of the water. I asked the people that were with me if they could catch one of the fish. Somebody caught one and put the fish where we were. The fish was struggling as though it was in an intensive care unit because it had been taken out of the place it was destined to be. When the fish was put back in its rightful place, it surged and swam with such ease. That is how you are when you are in the will of God. You are like a magician swimming with ease in the waters. When you are taken out of His will and made to do something you were not created to do, that is when confusion arises. It is so important to know the will of God because it is not so obvious to know what to do. Thank God for the knowledge of school, cooking and much more but desire to know above all those things the will of God for your life. 2018 is your year of knowing the will of God that will lead you into good things!