How do you decide what you do every day? I recently read about one man in The Atlantic magazine, who has actually sold shares of his life just like stock. I guess he really put the “I” in “IPO”. He has some 320 shareholders in his life and his stock is currently trading on a private market for about $12.80 a share. So the quick math tells me he’s worth a little over $4,000.
If that were not interesting enough, he actually lets his stockholders make major life decisions: Like whom to date or not to date, whether or not he should have a medical operation and a host of other decisions. Honestly, that is not the way I want to live my life, and I am guessing you feel the same way.
However, as a Pastor, it is not that uncommon for someone to ask me what God’s will for his/her life is. Granted, they usually want to know which job God wants them to take, what house to buy or what car to buy, and usually I respond very simply by saying… I truly do not know what God’s will in that specific matter is, but in general this is what the Bible does say about God’s will for our lives.
The Bible says, “This is God’s will for your life…that you: 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Think about it, and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D