5 Quotes from “God’s Will For My Life: A Theology of Decision-Making” by Jeremy Treat

Who should I marry? What should I do for work? Where should I live? Jeremy Treat aims to dispel some of my mystical confusion surrounding these types of questions with this book by grounding readers in what the Bible has to say. His overarching purpose is to teach us to stop obsessing over finding God’s will, and instead aim to know God well enough to seek his kingdom and do his will (p. 31).

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The following is a list of 5 of my favorite quotes. Enjoy!

1. Page 11

Sanctification means being made holy and refers to the process of becoming more like Christ. That is God’s will for your life, and he’s not hiding it from you.

2. Page 14

God’s “hidden will” refers to the future will that God has for the world and all of us in it. God’s “revealed will” refers to the things God has made clear to us in Scripture, where we are commanded to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Luke 10:2).

Scripture does not tell us to try to discover God’s hidden future will, but rather to do his revealed will in the present. God doesn’t expect us to figure out his hidden plan before we make a decision!

3. Page 16

The word “virtue” doesn’t refer simply to doing the right thing and avoiding the wrong one. It’s about your character, the type of person you’re becoming through habit and choice. Virtue is the result of making wise choices, while its opposite — vice — is the result of making foolish choices.

4. Page 23

Rather than expecting that God will necessarily give us specific answers in response to our prayers, James encourages us to trust that God will give us wisdom. We should therefore pray for the discernment that enables us to make choices that honor God.

5. Page 26

When making decisions…Ask yourself, “What does Scripture say? Am I praying about this? What do my friends say? Does this fit with what God has been doing in my life?” We need to take all these things into account and then wisely make a decision and trust God.