When we're busy looking for the will of God we miss the opportunities in front of us. We’ll probably never know all the details of what God has in store for us. And if we did, we’d probably be overwhelmed. What we do see, is what’s placed in front of us each day. We know we have to go to this class, make that phone call, pick up some bread and ketchup at the grocery store, send that email, go to the gym, take the dog for a walk, meet her for coffee, go to the post office, turn in that assignment, etc.
And that’s all He asks—for us to be faithful with what we’re given and to trust Him. We don’t have to have an extravagantly detailed five-year plan (although sometimes He might reveal that). We just have to faithfully take care of the day to day. Not in such a way that we waste our time but making the most of it. Working while we’re waiting. Preparing for whatever He might have us do next while going about our daily lives.
Instead of searching for God’s will we need to realize that He’s already revealed it to us through the Spirit moment by moment. When we live each minute conscious of the fact that it is God ordained, we are walking in His will.
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that” ~James 4:13-15