The best way to know the difference is to pray.
Normally, when I am struggling to know the difference between my will and God’s will, the moment I begin to pray, I immediately know the answer. It’s just not always what I want to hear.
Another way to know the difference: God’s will is normally going to cost you something right then, but pay huge dividends later. It’s going to fill you from the inside out.
My will normally leads me to the easy way out, and brings me immediate gratification, but will cost me dearly later.
Another way to know the difference between your will and God’s will is to go to his word, and read what it says about the circumstances or situation you are struggling with.
Lastly, if you still don’t know what to do next, immediately drop an anchor. Stay where you are until you have clear direction.
If you are not sure what God wants you to do next, stay where you are but don’t just stay.
Wherever you are, God’s will for you is always that you live a loving life: that you give all you have in every circumstance and that you remain grateful.
If you’re in darkness, be a light in the darkness. It takes Jesus in you to do that.
There is no job that is not honorable. It’s people who are honorable or not honorable. We are honorable when we honor God and others, not when others honor us. God will get you to His will for your life with one loving decision at a time.
Some ask if I ever talk about anything but love. I say, “I hope not...it’s the one thing that changes everything else. It’s why I wrote ‘The Right Fight: How To Live a Loving Life.” And why I keep praying you will read it.
1 Corinthians 2:9,
Eye has not seen; nor, ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
Trust God’s Word, no matter what.
Keep your eyes on the horizon.