Three Wills?

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Romans 12:2 NKJV


Finding the will of God is a very important thing in the life of any believer. I personally take this task very seriously. Why you might ask? Because I have had seasons where I missed it, and seasons where I hit it on the head. What is the difference between the two? The difference is taking time to really seek God prior to a new season. Any time you make a major change in your world you had better get alone with God first and ask that He reveal His PERFECT will to you. I recommend taking this a step further…you need to push the plate back for a few days (fast) so you know you have fine-tuned that decision. The one time in my life I failed to take these steps I paid dearly for it. I made some decisions on my own, meaning I leaned more toward telling God what I was going to do as opposed to asking Him what was best. That approach resulted in the worst year of my life.


Romans 12:2 talks about that which is good, acceptable, and the perfect will of God. Please let me preface this by saying I could be theologically wrong here, so if you disagree just know you will not get a fight from me. However, I think this next thought is worth entertaining. Could it be that Paul is speaking about three different versions of the will of God? I don’t know about you, but if I had to pick between something acceptable, something good, and something perfect, I’m definitely going with perfect. There are times in life when we really want something from God and I believe He allows us to have it even though it was not His best for us. I can just hear God saying, “That is acceptable, but I really had something way better for you.”


How do we find the perfect will of God? The beginning of Romans 12:2 simply tells us to renew our minds to find His will for our lives. When you are praying for direction be specific. Ask God that He reveal His perfect will for you. Just know, when you pray this unselfish prayer things may not look exactly the way you had imagined. However, I firmly believe that in the long run you will circumvent a lot of grief, and thrive in what your Father has for you.