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How to Discern God’s Will

Whether you’re a prospective student or a new student at CCBS, you may be thinking, “I feel led, but I’m not sure what to do. How can I discern God’s will?” Maybe you feel led to attend CCBS, but you aren’t sure what to major in or where you’ll end up after graduation. You are not alone. Every believer on the planet has asked the same series of questions as they continue their journey of faith to discover God’s will.

Albert Schweitzer, 20th-century medical missionary, theologian, humanitarian, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, had this to say about discovering God’s will:

“To find the will of God is the greatest discovery. To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge. To do the will of God is the greatest achievement.”

As believers, it is our heart’s desire to do God’s will. If we ask God, He will order our steps so that we might do what pleases Him.

However, we know that uncertainty can feel overwhelming, so during those times, we recommend:

1 – Turning to the Bible

The Bible is a great place to start when trying to discover God's will for your life.

When we’re feeling overwhelmed, scared, or anxious, the Bible should be the first place we turn to. Throughout the Psalms, and elsewhere in the Bible, we find great encouragement to do God’s will.

  • Psalm 40:8 (NLT) – “I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.”


  • Psalm 143:10 – “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.”


  • Proverbs 16:3 (Amplified Bible) – “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”


  • 1 John 5:14-15 (NLT) – “And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.”


2 – Seek advice from academic advisors

A few of our academic advisors here to help you discover God's will.

As new students, your advisor should be your first point of contact whenever you need help. Advisors are here to assist you with everything from choosing your degree program to offering wisdom, guidance, and even prayer

Once your advisors have settled your nerves and you begin to enroll in classes, think about signing up for the Knowing God’s Will course.

This course is available to all bachelor’s degree students. It’s designed to examine the traditional view of God’s will as well as the biblical alternative. It also suggests several steps that can be taken to give advice in both major and minor decisions.

The class will allow you to demonstrate a deliberate decision-making process to determine God’s will in your life.

Indeed, as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we are ever seeking to find, to know, and to do the will of God. We also know that if we earnestly seek, we will succeed in discovering the Father’s ultimate purpose for us and His will for our lives.

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