Do you ever find yourself wondering what God's will is for you?
I do. All of the time. One way of understanding God’s will is by thinking about God’s specific will for you and his general will for every Christian. Like the first category implies, his specific will has to do with his unique will for you. It answers questions like, “Should I take this job? Or, is this the right church for me?” God’s general will pertains to those things that God desires for all of his people, including you. This verse tells us that God desires a grateful heart in all of his people, including you. Think of what a mammoth change the application of this verse would have in the world if ALL of God’s people lived with a heart of gratitude. Just think of it. On the micro-level, what kind of extraordinary change would a thankful spirit make in your own life?
How can you live out God’s will for you in gratitude today?
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18