How Do I Find God’s Will for My Life?

Desiring God | 6/18/2018 | John Piper
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God gives each of us a different blend of skills, inclinations, instincts, mental capacities, emotional strengths, tastes, etc. So how do I know what role I am supposed to play with my own set of gifts? It’s a perennial question, and today it comes from a college student named Sandra.

“Pastor John, hello, my name is Sandra. I’m a junior at Ohio State University. Thank you for this podcast and your eagerness to hear from college students. I have been saved for about a decade, and I love Christ. In books I read and in conferences I attend, it seems more and more that I am being told to understand God’s calling over me and my life. And I would sure love to know it! But I struggle here.

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“Maybe I will go into business. Maybe I will be a mom caring for a home. Maybe I’ll even be a missionary? It would be helpful to know what God has for me, but I don’t even know where to begin this process, other than to pray. How can I discover God’s calling over my life? Where do I even begin?”

This question will never grow old because generation after generation must answer it. It is rarely easy to answer, so thank you, Sandra, for the chance to dig back into some of these great biblical truths.

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In fact, I find myself praying here at the front end of this question that God would use it to make hundreds of people find his precise, glorious, wonderful will. It may be obvious to you, but I’m sure it’s not to everyone, so I’m going to distinguish three kinds of calling.

First, there is a kind of calling that God speaks when we are dead in sins — that calling which brings us out of deadness into life...
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