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What Does God Want Me to Do with My Life?

At some point you’ve probably asked the question, What does God want me to do? You may have asked that in relation to your life in general or because of some problem or big decision you were facing. Either way, it’s a difficult question to answer. How can we figure out what the God of the universe wants for us?

what does God want me to doOne of the things I love about the Bible is its clarity. Sure it has some confusing passages and certain issues require a lot of study. But not when it comes to figuring out this question. God’s answers are clear, concise and to the point.

The answer to the question What does God want me to do, initially depends on where you are at in your life. If you don’t have a relationship with Him there is a first step He wants for you. After that, there are two other steps He would have you take. Let’s look at them one at a time.

What Does God Want Me to Do First?

More than anything, God wants to have a relationship with you. He loves you more than anything and wants you to experience that love. In order to have that relationship though, you must first believe that His Son, Jesus Christ, died to redeem you from your sin.

God proved His love by sending Jesus to die for you. John 3:16-17 puts it this way:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

Jesus came to save you. But why did he need to do that? What is it about a life that needs saving?

Put simply, God is perfect and we are not. Romans 3:23 says, “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. That sin causes a spiritual separation that needs to be fixed if I am ever going to have a right standing before God.

Romans 6:23 says, “…For the wages [penalty] of [our] sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Jesus’ death on the cross and our belief in Him became the way we could bridge the gap between ourselves and God. By believing and accepting Jesus as our Savior we enjoy the reward of eternity in heaven with God.

God wants to have a relationship with you. That’s the first thing he wants you to do with your life. He will be patient. As II Peter 3:9 tells us he doesn’t want any to perish without knowing Him. He wants all to come to repentance and acceptance of who He is.

I hope you have already believed and have given your life to God. If you have, then there is a second thing He wants you to do with your life.

Related Content: How to Become a Jesus Follower (at Readthebibleinayear.com)

What Does God Want Me to Do Second?

One day Jesus was having a conversation with some religious leaders. One of the leaders came to Jesus with a simple question. He asked Jesus, “Teacher which is the greatest commandment in the law?”

Now the question was simple but tricky. There were hundreds of laws laid out in the Bible for the Jews to follow. How could Jesus narrow it down to one great commandment that was better than all the rest?

Well he didn’t pick one. Instead, He summarized the entire law in two statements. He said,

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matt. 22:37-38)

Jesus’ answer to these religious leaders was applicable then and it’s applicable to us today. It serves as the second thing God wants you to do with your life. If you’ve already believed in Jesus, then the next steps are pretty clear. We are to:

  1. Love God with all our heart, soul and mind and…
  1. Love our neighbor (all people) as we love ourselves.

If we do those two things, we are living out the essence of what God wants for us. By loving God with all our being, we will choose to follow and be obedient to him. By loving others, we have the chance to be used by God to bring other people to the knowledge of Him.

Not that these two things are easy. We have issues [i.e. sin, habits, other desires] that get in the way of and disrupt our love for God. And we also have things that get in the way of us loving those around us.

However, those two things are clearly His desire for us. Jesus said all the laws and prophecies of the Bible have their origin in those two commands. If we try our best to fulfill both of them, we will be right on track to doing what God wants.

But what about all the difficult circumstances in life where we don’t know what to do? God has an answer for that too, although it’s not going to be the same for all of us.

Finally, Do This

The third instance where we might ask the What does God want me to do? question is when we are facing a difficult decision in our life. Maybe you are looking at where to go to college or who to marry or what career decision to make. Perhaps you have a challenging situation with a family member or friend and you don’t know what path to take. Or maybe you are struggling with some other personal issue and feel directionless and that there is no way out.

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The challenge with difficult life decisions is that no one other person can tell you exactly what to do. You can seek counsel from others but the decision has to come from you. Fortunately, for those that have a relationship with God, He’s provided us a path to get there.

If you don’t know what to do, follow the directions of James 1:5. Here James writes,

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

When you don’t know what God wants you to do with your life, the first step to figuring it out HAS to be praying for wisdom. And, according to the verse, what’s the clear promise when we do pray for it? Wisdom – given liberally by God – to make the right decision.

God will guide us into the right answer when we ask. He won’t disappoint. The understanding of the answer may take some time but God will direct our thoughts if we let Him.

Philippians 4:6-7 puts it this way,

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

When we pray and ask for help in making a decision, God will grant us wisdom. And He will also give us something that can’t be explained – His peace. It’s a peace we can’t understand. We can’t comprehend it. But we can feel it. We can know it. We can experience it.

And it’s in those moments of peace, after much prayer and contemplation, that the answer to your difficult life circumstance comes.

What does God want me to do with my life? Clearly he wants me to know Him. After that happens, I’ll serve Him with all I’ve got and love others.

And when those challenging moments come, I’ll turn to Him in prayer for the answers. Especially I can pray for wisdom and be patient for the answer. His promise is that He’ll guide me each step of the way.

Answer a Question or Leave a Comment Below: Have you given your life over to God? If not, what’s holding you back? Are you dealing with a difficult circumstance right now? Have you ever felt God wasn’t really helping you reach a decision? What can we do more of to show love to those around us?

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  1. Jonathan Newman says

    That verse is a lie. I have asked Hod for guidance. I’ve asked him for wisdom. I’ve begged and cried over it. No response, he has chosen to ignore me, to ignore my suffering.

  2. I’m a believer. I know that JESUS came to earth, was born of a Virgin, was crucified and shed his blood to pay for my sin debt which I could never pay, Arose on the third day and is now seated at the right hand of the FATHER to intercede for me, but I have never to my knowledge experienced the Holy Spirt and I still sin. I recently quit drinking only to find out that I’ve also been addicted to a video game (which breaks the first and second commandments) I Pray for Wisdom but don’t seem to get any. I feel that I’ve done something or am doing something that places me beyond forgiveness. I know that I am hard on myself as well I should be. I don’t read my Bible enough and struggle with depression. I pray that GOD would just speak to me and give me peace. What am I doing wrong?

  3. I struggle with forgiving myself of my past sins as I work through a 12 step recovery program. I have been forgiven by members of my family but continue to experience shame and negative self thoughts that drive me deep into depression and thoughts of suicide. I have shared this with my team of therapists and my brothers in recovery. At times it feels like I have done too much to forgive myself, that my life is destined to be pain and suffering as penance.

    Thank you for this post, I have been working on connecting with God and putting my faith and trust in him but forgiving myself seems impossible.

    • kahlan chandler says

      If God can forgive us why can’t you forgive yourself? Are you better then God? The Bible tells us to forgive 7×77 times. Forgive forgive forgive. If you can’t forgive yourself you won’t be able to help anyone. You’re “preaching” about something you don’t believe in. Everyone makes mistakes humble yourself and thank God for his forgiveness he loves you the creator of the universe forgives and loves you. He wants us to love others as we love ourselves and if you can’t love yourself then you won’t be able to love anyone. Forgive yourself so you can forgive others. Love yourself so you can love others. Believe in what you preach. The Bible talks about forgiveness everywhere. He just wants us to be free to be happy to love and be loved. Set yourself free.

  4. We’ll put together and thoughtful, thanks!

    The rules of the Christian Life are EXTREMELY SIMPLE…….but are also impossible to perfect….God’s sense of humor showing through, I think?

    My main struggle is I feel as though I lack direction/input from Him. Of course, the common answer is I need to improve my relationship with Him…..as well as others so that I can be more in tune when his Grace and Peace are available Then, I’ll have a heart and mind to recognize it for what it is: God reaching out to me in a way that feels personal, be it direct, sensory, or through external things/people.

    Now with that said, let me know if I’m off track here cause I want to pose a question…….

    How can you build a relationship with someone who your can’t see, feel, hear, taste or touch?

    I know God is all around us in people, nature and of course His Word…..these are often the starting points suggested to take it in on faith until you feel it.

    48 years of life and I’m getting tired of doing everything on faith an no discernible personal response. I see His works in others but that’s not helping ME…..or poor selfish me.

    We humans pull from earthly experience. Can you imagine the same task with a corporeal being?

    Imagine being required for your eternal survival to be in love with someone who you never met, never saw, never heard, smelt or touched? And their latest blog post for finding them written for me was posted 2022 years ago?…..now take that 2022 year old blog and form your life around it by faith until you feel love for this person.

    I know I’m getting something wrong but common answers don’t seem to help or I lack the ability/instruction to do correctly inside of my 48 years.


    In the meantime….keep up the good work!!


    The Wandering Christian.

    • Hey CJ…thanks for sharing your heart. You asked, “How can you build a relationship with someone who you can’t see, feel, hear, taste or touch?” That’s a great question that I think many Christians struggle with. The fact that you are asking it is good step. It shows you are willing to admit the struggle.

      The question itself though is the exact definition of what it means to have faith. Hebrews 11:1 tells us that “…faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Paul said it this way in II Cor. 4:16-18, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

      We exercise faith in things everyday that we cannot see. I have no idea behind the mechanics of flight. But when I step into an airplane, I’m showing faith in the engineers who built the plane, the mechanics who worked on it and the pilots who are flying it. Yes, I do have real world data that provides evidence to the safety of flying. But I still have no interaction with those people behind the scenes who make it works.

      Think about this…there actually have been people in history who saw God. That would have been in the person of his son Jesus. Jesus was God in the flesh. He performed miracles and brought hope to many through his preaching. People interacted with him, touched him, and ate with him…heard him speak. And still they did not believe. So I really think that if Jesus showed up today and did the same things he did 2,000 years ago, the outcome would be the same…some would believe, others would not.

      It seems that you may be struggling with how you feel about your faith. Feelings are fickle and dangerous…they change all the time. We should not base decisions on how we feel and I certainly would base my belief in whether there is a God or not on them.

      I’d encourage you to lean more on what you know to be true. Romans 12:2 tells to be transformed by the renewing of our mind, not our feelings. Believe in your mind what the Bible is telling you. We know that it is true because God is truth (John 14:6). Perhaps that would be a place for you to start.

  5. Ivor Cottell says

    I consider myself a weak person. I have been easily tempted into sin, and still I am tempted. My thoughts are not always pure. My habits are bad. But, above all this I am conscious of my belief in Jesus – I have always believed in Jesus, but I beat myself up over issues with my life and go into a landslide quite frequently. I am not at peace and have an inner turmoil which does overwhelm me leading me to excessive drinking. I did start going to church but covid put a stop to that – I have not been for the past 2 years. I not sure going to church is an answer, I truly believe I don’t need to go to church to believe in Jesus. At the moment spiritually, I am lost, though I still believe Jesus died so that my sins could be forgiven, I just can’t accept that He has forgiven me.

    • Hey Ivor…thanks for stopping by and sharing your feelings. I think many people struggle with the same issues you are dealing with. Couple of things come to mind:

      1) You absolutely do not need church to believe in Jesus, study the Bible and grow in your faith. HOWEVER, YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED COMMUNITY and church provides that. You will not find a better place to connect with other believers on an intimate basis than at church, in small groups, in support groups, in serving together than through your local church ministry. And especially because you are dealing with a behavioral issue, you need to regularly interact with believers and pastors at a local church. These men and women can come along side of you, encourage you, keep you accountable and be there for you when times are hard. You will only go so far in your faith without a church community. Go and find one that works for you.

      2) We are all tempted. No one is immune. Even Jesus was tempted. I find no evidence in Scripture that there is anything wrong with being tempted. What matters is our response to it. Will we stand firm through the power of the Holy Spirit working in us or will we give in to the temptation and sin?

      3) You said, “I just can’t accept that He has forgiven me”. That’s a lie put in your head to keep you living in guilt and shame. Jesus died one time, for all sin, for all time. The blood he shed on the cross covers everything we could do. To say that your personal sin can’t be forgiven, minimizes His sacrifice. It declares that Jesus has power over some sin but not all. He proved he had power over all sin and death through his resurrection. It is 100% true you have been forgiven and will continue to be forgiven when you confess your sin to him (see I John 1:9). Trust in it!

      I hope some of that helps. Prayers for you right now that you can draw closer to Jesus and live in the truth.

  6. Leo rodriguez says

    🙁 Hi!. I have these problems which I tried to solve with my own strength but failed. I have been to manny circumstances till Ive reach the point of blaming and cursing God :°( Im now feeling that I am a human that God cant be forgive, since I also commit lustfull sins and homosexuality and manny more. But still something in my heart? Soul? Mind? I really dont know, it keeps me back to the word of God where ever I heard,seen or think of it I suddenly feel emotional things like Gods want me to hear/know that word coming from him. Idont know what to do in my life. After reading this entire article it give me light again also I confessed my sin and wanted to back again with him, but Im afraid of turning back again in my hell life.

    Ps, Im a servant of God before, now a backslider.

    • Hey Leo…First off I’d like to say thanks for sharing. You’ve expressed some things here that many people struggle with but don’t like to talk about. So nicely done on overcoming the first issue, admitting that your are hurting and have these spiritual battles. Recognition of sin has to come before there is forgiveness. In regards to sin, let me say that everyone does. No one is immune. No one is perfect. Everyone backslides at some point or in a moment of weakness. I’m not trying to diminish the effects or seriousness of sin. But I believe that sometimes we beat ourselves up too much over our failures. That can lead to shame which is such a deadly poison in our lives that causes even more damage. Finally, the fact that we do sin is the reason forgiveness is available. I John 1:9 says that if we confess our sin He (Jesus) is faithful and just to forgive us of our sin and make our lives whole again (cleanse us from our unrighteousness). That’s a promise. And the beauty of it is that there is not an end to how often forgiveness is available and there is no sin you can commit that cannot be forgiven. Some of the worst sinners in the Bible were forgiven – King David and Saul (who became Paul in the New Testament) being two examples. David was an adulterer, liar, and murdering all in one event (see II Samuel 11). And Saul in the New Testament hunted down Christians to kill them before God reached him and he became a Christian himself and a missionary sharing the gospel. Yet both men were forgiven, served God and are considered some of the most important men in the Bible. So there is literally nothing you can do that cannot be forgiven. God’s arms are always open wide to those who come to him.

  7. Qwen Otto says

    I have been looking for a platform where I can air my issues and just get sound, biblical advice and I thank God for this one. You know sometimes you read the bible but do not understand what you read or you pray and its just quiet. God has delivered me from hell and I can honestly say He send His Son Jesus Christ to die for me because of the way my life was going, I was supposed to dead by now but He intervened and I am so grateful. Now my question is how do I do what He is telling me to do. I mean its easy for me to stay in prayer and be good and love Him and people all by myself but as soon as I am in the presence of people I struggle. For example if one of my colleagues say’s something mean about another colleague, I know what to do when I am at home and I even practice but when I am faced with the situation, its like I go blank and don’t know what to do. I either just keep quiet or just feel totally uncomfortable. Then I go home and cry about the situation to God and He gives me peace and the next day I just fall back into the same trap in a different situation. I fail God so much on a daily basis, I am so hopeless. I love Jesus with everything in me but I am such a failure when it comes to doing what He says.

    • Hey Qwen…I here what you are saying. Living the Christian life is not easy. Nobody ever said it would be. Jesus told us that we would experience challenges and trials and that others would hate us because of what we believe. And standing up for him and sharing our faith is one of the most difficult things we can do. I think you are being too hard on yourself. One of the best things you can do is live a consistent godly life so that others can see that there is a difference in you. It’s not always imperative (or wise) to speak up. Are there times when that is necessary? Yes. But my experience has been that people are more drawn to your actions than your words. Words often turn people off. They come across as judgmental. Actions though make them curious. If they see you living a godly life, then they may wonder what makes you different than everyone else they see. That may lead them to ask questions of you and then that’s your in-road to share your faith. You are not a failure…you are growing in your faith just like the rest of us. Besides you’ve already won by accepting Jesus as Lord of your life. Accept the peace that comes with that knowledge.

  8. I have known God since I was little and have accepted Christ as my savior so I feel as though step one is done for me, and the first part of step two is easy, it’s the second part that I struggle with and it’s not due to how I treat others, I love people and want to be the best Christian I can for them to show Christ through me. I give of my time, money, and any experiences that I can share but my problem comes from hating myself. How can I switch this and learn to love myself as I love others?

    • What’s the source of your hatred toward yourself David? Is it something you have done? Whatever the reason, think about this…Jesus doesn’t hate you. He loves us despite who we are. There is no sin we could commit that would diminish Jesus’ love for us. He died for the worst sinners imaginable. So if Jesus doesn’t hate you, then why should you hate yourself?

  9. Salomon Navarro says

    I’m a 22 year old who has been playing football since I was 7 years old. During the end of my junior college fb season in 2019 I tore my acl and lost all my scholarships. God recently put it on my heart to not give up playing football as I still have opportunity’s at other colleges. Or so I thought. I just found out yesterday that I am academically ineligible to transfer to the school that I believe God really gave me a peace about. There is hope I can get my eligibility back. But I’m not really concerned about playing football or going to college, I just wanna do what God wants me to do, football or not. I’m really confused because I don’t understand why God would lead me down this path just for it to seemingly be another disappointment. I just want Gods peace, I just wanna do what he wants me to do.

    • Keep on trying. Perhaps it is a case of first things first. Get your academic eligibility straightened out and then you can play. Don’t get too far ahead of yourself. Hang in there. Sometimes disappointments in the moment turn out to be blessings down the road, we just can’t see it at the time because we don’t have the full story yet because it is still unfolding. Hang in there! You are young and there is lots of opportunity to play and get your education. There is not time limit on either.

  10. Kenneth Gray says


    First I would like to say I am trying to follow those 2 commands that Jesus said. Now those commands are for everybody and not specifically directed at individuals. When I ask the question “What does God want “me” to do”. Do you notice the emphasis on me? I need to know what God wants me specifically to do. I don’t have any discernable skills or talents that would point to my purpose. I don’t have the resources to find out what my skills and talents are, if any. I live in poverty with no way out. Without skills or talents the only way I know how to help people is to pay for the services to help them. But alas endless poverty makes that impossible. How do you find your purpose if God isn’t telling what that is? Thanks for the opportunity to say my piece, and God bless you, in Jesus name, Amen. God be with you.

    • Hey Kenneth…I don’t know what God wants you specifically to do other than the points I outlined. The specifics he has to make that known to you in some way. That’s where prayer and patience come into play. And the waiting is hard, harder than I think we realize. God’s timetable is different than ours and we have to be OK to wait on him.

      But while you are waiting, you can still serve Him and others the best way you know how, even if you are in a tough financial position.

  11. Marilyn
    I am asking God what do he wants me to do? I am 72 yrs old, husband died 2 yrs ago. We have been living here for 20 years, Have children living in different states, none the live near to me. I just need to do what he wants me to do

    • Look for God in the opportunities that come your way. When you think of something, and that thought brings you peace, that is the direction to go toward. Praying for you!

  12. I deal with depression and uncertainty daily. Satan plays on this by making me hyper focus on my feelings. When I do this I pull away from God and pull within myself. My past haunts me but it is by my choices that I let it. The times that I put God first I am happy and free. Pray daily for God to armor you from the world with his love.

    • Feelings are tricky. I know mine get the best of me sometimes. I read in Romans that we are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. It seems to me that is one step towards keeping your feelings from leading you to the dark spaces of depression. Stay strong Zollie…God is always with you.

    • James Sanderson says

      Amen! You are not alone, I struggle in exactly the same manner. Just keep your thoughts on Jesus and He will help you overcome the obstacles that come your way. Jim

  13. “love God”, you say… “love your fellow man”, you say..
    Well in my case, there’s a few problems hwte:
    1) I’ve suffered major depression all my life, now in my early 50s
    2) because of 1), I’ve become quite anhedonia, meaning I feel no joy. I feel nothing but frustration and sadness.
    3) Because of my loveless upbringing in a dysfunctional family, I do not know what it is to truly love somebody or something, not do I know what it feels like when somebody loves me. I feel nothing, nada, a complete blank.
    I have prayed to the Lord, citing Matthew 12 : 28-30. From this, He has lifted some of the burden of my major depression, which I am very greatful for. I have a sense of inner peace about me, when if you look at my circumstances, I shouldn’t be in, still, I’m not sure of my future, so have to keep reminding myself of Proverbs 3 : 5-6. I also thank Him for that. I’m still trying to find my ‘place’ in this world, my siblings had theirs all figured out and followed them from their mid teens.
    Now I just feel overwhelmingly lost, not knowing what to do with my life, or what’s left of it. Depression is an evil, evil sickness, it invades one part of you, ans then spreads.,desteoying every thing in its path
    It is not an ideal place to show love from, I’d that were possible.
    If Jesus were to knock on my door today and ask me what I’d like to do, I’d tell him I’d love Hun to work through me to heal sick and injured animals, like he did with his disciples, with Him getting all the glory, and my staying humble before Him (days the person typing all this while he’s in tears of being lost, lonely, and not knowing what to do (except ask the Lord).. Ive been in some very dark places, but those have go en me a brief glimpse of what I believe Heaven to be like – there was an afternoon when I was 30 where I fell asleep, for a while, then became aware of my body having no weight , my worries gone, having no earthly weights upon me, and seeing I was in an area that I can only describe as white all around me. The feeling of peace and calm flowed over and through me. That only lasted about. 30 seconds, after which I became aware of this world again , feeling my weight return to my body, along with all ly life’s never ending tribulations slowly, one after another. Oh how I’d love to go back to that place of peace.

    anyway if you’ve gotten this far, thanks for sticking in there, I hope it was worth it 👌

    Lee me end by saying prayers do work, not all of mine have been granted, but the Bible points out the caveat of them being granted if they coincide with what God plans for you, oh and don’t forget how Jesus advised to pray like your prayer has already been granted, meaning thank Him for what youre asking for even though you may not have it, as opposed to asking Him to do something you.

    • Thanks for your contribution, Greg. It couldn’t have been easy to think of and encourage others here when you were feeling like you were (are?). I pray all of God’s best for you. It can be difficult when (perhaps) we have been mistreated by others or when we don’t measure up in other people’s eyes. They seem to have so much, and at times, we, so little.

      I was feeling as you were in this post and wondered out loud why God had forgotten me, when I remembered that though I have not been blessed in *this* world, He has blessed me spiritually. Because of constant pain, emotional and physical, I don’t sleep much; however, during those times, I turn on a radio station in our area and am blessed with constant sermons or *talks* of spiritual nature. Many times they hit the nail on the head. I remind myself that I get to take that with me, the spiritual nourishment, when I leave this earth. All the other things that I don’t have, I can’t take with me anyway.

      I am currently getting rid of everything that I don’t need, since I am getting older in age, and I don’t want some poor soul to have to go through all of my stuff when I leave this earth. All of that other stuff that I never got is just stuff that I don’t have to get rid of.

      Are you putting too many expectations on yourself? Maybe you are just fine the way you are! I know that you have encouraged me today.

      Thank you.

      Your sister in Christ.

      Hebrews 12:1, 2 King James Version (KJV)
      12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    • Greg, May God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand… Your trials are so much more than mine that I feel ashamed of believing that I have problems. I like many still wonder what this life is all about and is it worth it.

  14. I typed “God, what should I do with my life” into google, and this was the first page that came up. I know what I “should” do in the little things in my walk with Jesus, and I know he gave me gifts and a calling on my life… but sometimes I still feel so lost, depressed, and frustrated. Angry at my job, my house, my life. Then I feel guilty because I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior 30 years ago! Why am I still struggling with the same issues that I’ve had my whole life? I should be walking in wisdom and in a closer relationship with Him, not walking around this same mountain (again!). I know that the Holy Spirit is our comforter, without Him I would be beyond hope. And after reading so many posts on here, I know I’m not alone. I know that I can reach out to a Savior who not only saved me once, but continues to keep me so, as one of His sheep. The bottom line is, He wants to be there for me, He wants me to cry out to Him, He wants that deep relationship with me. And through that relationship, I believe is where He will speak and guide me in His loving plan.

    Thanks for letting me talk that out, don’t give up!

    • Thanks for sharing Eirenne! God’s arms will always be open to those who seek Him, even if we struggle with the same issues over and over again.

    • Many times the way God speaks to us is through others. Listen to what those around say to you. God loves you without you having to “do” anything…that is Grace. Don’t be hard on yourself. Hang in there.

  15. I don’t know why I’m finding it difficult to trust God. i want to do it. I want him to talk to me. I want Jesus to direct me but I don’t how. I’ve accepted Jesus as my Lord and personal saviour but there’s still this heaviness in my heart. I know time isn’t on my side because the judgement day could be any day. I just don’t know what to do. I’m lost. Please help me

    • Bob Patterson says

      Stacey, I believe God likes two way streets in that we can’t expect to get with no give. He wants your commitment for He’s already given you His. Open your heart to Him and be willing to follow. He will lead and your reward will be great. Read the 10 Commandments. That sums it up. God bless you. Bob

  16. I think it would be nice to include Micah 6:8, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” My challenge is to find how I can best do that. I feel like I am frittering away my life and I don’t want to feel regret on my death bed that I could have done so much more. Where do I find these opportunities?

  17. kenny marvel says

    you must forgive yourself or u will never more on with the lord , we all have done evil things ,our sins is common to all mankind you are not alone i forgave myself and feel much better now i have moved on with the lord and he is guiding me he wil do the same for you just open up to him and ask for his help.

  18. Also fighting says

    I think forgiving yourself starts with humility. Recognising that God made us, and He made us “good” (Genesis). His intention is for all people to be with Him forever, and He is fighting, as well as the enemy. If we keep on fighting for God, of course He will win. He can overcome the evil in the world and will call us to Himself. We just have to lay the foundation in our own lives. Also, it isn’t a switch. I believe faith is something that can grow and needs to be nurtured. Jesus often said “you of little/great faith”. He is too in charge of our lives. You will fall, and get back up (Peter – I think!). Just know God loves you so very much. You may find it easy to forgive someone when they ask, because they are valuable to you. In a similar way, but much greater, God will forgive us the second we ask for His forgiveness and accept Jesus payment for our sins! Bask in God’s love. Listen to Him in the breeze, the trees, and other people. He is there and will build you up. You will get stronger and stronger, and the Bible says that the devil will flee from you. I’m 22 and wonder if the devil will ever flee from me, because I am tormented, but I have faith great enough to know that even if at the end of my life, I will wait for the relief of being completely safe in God’s love, and no longer attached to the pains of Earth. Also don’t reject your physical, and other people’s physical needs. These are second to our soul! Look after the poor, love your neighbour. I struggle too. Hang in there. God bless you!

    • I was shocked to read you are only 22. You have been blessed with a wisdom in your soul. Wow!

      Thank you for sharing.

      He is everywhere and He does build us up. I know I find the most encouragement through gospel music.

      My precious Father was always reminding me to put on my ”Jesus music” when life would get tough.

      Now I put it on and I weep. I weep for the loss of my dad (but only temporarily as I know I will see him again in glory) but also because I’m grateful. Grateful to have Jesus and to not be doing this life without any hope even though literally every situation in my life right now seems to be under attack.

      Satan isn’t going to win any war against me. My battles are already won. Life is hard. It’s scary. I cry and I yell. I cuss and I panic, for I am human. But, there is still a sense of peace deeeep within. That peace that transcends understanding when we trust our Father in Heaven. 🙂

      I hope you are doing well since you posted this.

    • God bless you! Sometimes it might get hard to forgive yourself. I’ve been struggling Living blaming myself over past two years. I was blaming myself for people leaving me, blaming me for even other people wrongs. But I thank God this week God has been doing great changes in my life and am glad, REALLY GLAD. That I have stopped blaming myself, I gave everything to God (He cares), I know even the bad past happened for my good and trusting God with the best that He has in store for me! I want to do the Will of God, If God died so I could have life I want to enjoy this one to the fullest by glorifying His name. Tests and trials came and go but His love is everlasting❤️❤️

      Praise God

  19. I believe in jesus and god but I dont know how to be, I feel like I am going to hell no matter what I do I have done so much evil in my Past, I cant forgive myself so how can I expect someone else to forgive me.

    • Zachary Watson says

      “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9. Forgiveness comes from the Blood of Jesus and asking him to forgive us our sins. Don’t listen to the Devil, God loves you and wants you to be in his Kingdom. Stay with God (Read the Bible and Pray) Fight your sin, ask God for forgiveness and remember that God loves you. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

    • Renée McDonald says

      I struggled with this also but this scripture helped me…Rom.8:1-2″There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.”

      The Devil wants to enslave you and since you are free he will try to mentally enslave you by lying to you as telling you that you are too wrecked and wicked. It is a lie crafted by the father of lies for there is no censure or criticism from God. Him who the son sets free is free indeed!

    • “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
      ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:38-39‬ ‭NIV‬‬

      He loves you Because He loves you! Everyone was lost before were found! Look at Paul! You’re still precious in His sight and even more He waits for you patiently He says come back to me and I will come to you!

      His Love still reign,

  20. “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8.
    He makes it rather simple, doesn’t He? 🙂

  21. I used to not put my whole trust on God in some of the darkest situation of my life. But, my trust is fully on him because I know he has a good plan for me, even though I don’t feel it much as of the moment, and he is leading me to the right direction where by the end of this all I would have realized that God has made such a good, perfect plan for me, which I have to be thankful for.

    • “…I know he has a good plan for me, even though I don’t feel it much as of the moment…” That is such a good point Kelly. Our knowledge of what God does for us helps us overcome those times when our feelings are a little out of control.

  22. Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank says

    Amen! I know God is leading me to the right direction and my trust is completely on him. Brian, if we just let God and know all his plans for us, we can go to that place or state he intends us to be in, in the first place.

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