Discerning God's Will
Anyone seeking to grow spiritually would do well to learn more about discernment. One can obtain lofty degrees in biblical studies or theology, but such do not necessarily help one to live in God’s will. Indeed, the phrase, “God’s will,” holds lots of baggage for many, especially those who have suffered religious abuse. Nevertheless, we cannot dispense of the topic as it is central to any theistic approach to spirituality such as we find in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These religions affirm that not only is there a God or Creator, but that God’s nature is personal and relational. It follows that God created each of us to do some kind of work on this planet during our brief sojourn. Finding out what that work might be is the concern of discernment.