In the very first book of the New Testament, in the very first sermon of Jesus Christ, known as the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches His disciples a very important subject called ‘THE WILL OF GOD‘.
Here is the statement
Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
Jesus is very clear on this. He said it in the first sermon itself.
Not all so-called Christians (ie, those who call ‘Lord’, ‘Lord’) are going to heaven. But only those who really pursue the will of God shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven. In other words, all who have not doing the Will of God, are sure to perish.
No doubt about that.
If you miss the will of God for your life, you will miss Eternal Life with God. In other words, all people who are going to Heaven are the bunch of people who are passionate about pursuing the Will of God, while they were on this earth.
So, the million dollar question is:
Are we truly in the Will of God?
If your answer is ‘No’, you are not too late. You can re-start the journey now itself! God is ready to help you.
If you are not sure what that means, don’t worry, let’s figure that out in the upcoming posts. Meanwhile, just know that there is something called the perfect ‘Will of God’ for your life. In simple terms, as a Father, God has a great plan for your life, which is called the Will of God.
If you know that you have deviated from the main track of the will of God, better stop right now. Do not even take one step further. Ask God for help. He will show you the way out.
This can be better illustrated using a GPS system.
I remember I had this habit of using GPS while driving on the roads of Malaysia, even if I knew the way, because if you happen to miss a turn, you’re gone! You’ll have to ride another 2 or 3 km for a U-turn or a bridge. Sometimes, while going to a totally strange remote area, I used to fill extra petrol, as a precaution, and it happened many times. I missed it. There was not even a petrol pump in those areas.
What if I missed a turn? GPS will immediately re-calculate and show me the next shortest route back to the track.
Similarly, as someone rightly said, our spiritual GPS is God’s Positioning System.
When we are off-track, God helps us to come back, through some way or the other. But we will have to pay extra time and money. The routes on which we travelled without the guidance of God is actually a time and energy waste.
There is only one way to reach Heaven, and the best and fastest route is to travel along with Jesus Christ, in the Perfect Will of God.
As Mark Twain said,
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why
Similarly, the day you discover the Will of God for your life is the most important day, because you have found the right roadmap for your future.
Here is the right track, which is on this earth, before even you reach the destination, the Heaven.
Knowing the Will of God for your life is the most important thing in your life
If you miss it, you will mess your whole life.
At the end, no matter what you achieve, you will regret a whole eternity.
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? Matt 16: 26
But if you are on the perfect will of God, you will never regret, because you have taken the most important decision to travel alongside the One who knows the actual route to your destination.
Life’s journey is too complex. Let’s not mess it up. Stay on track. Reach your destination on time. Save energy, time and money, and of course a life! Stay tuned to God’s Positioning System.