Matt loves when I discuss this topic (note the sarcasm there). We are told to pray not for what our will is, but for what God's will is. You know, thy will be done... Now it doesn't hurt to pray for X or Y, but in the end ultimately God is in control. I understand that.
But how about when it comes to making decisions? How do we know, when we make decisions in our life if it is what God wants or if it is our own pure selfish desires? We should ask "God is this what you want for me", but how do we know the answer? Sometimes we look for signs, and sometimes they are there. Some are obvious ones and others are more subtle. But how do we know if it is really a sign, or if it something we justify as a sign? And other times, God is silent. So what do we do then? And what about when all the signs are there and we still choose to go on our own and not listen. You know, the whole free will thing (another topic Matt loves to discuss with me).
I think that no matter what God will always be there, even when we chose to go opposite from what he wants. I think he will be there to help us when we may not be where he wants us to be. But how do we make decisions so we act and make decisions that are God choices, and not our own?
Just some food for thought on a sunny Tuesday morning.