Why is it so easy to follow the things of God when its someting we want to do or seems easy enough that we don’t mind? But when its something that’s hard we question if it was really God who told us to do it?

I think we need a reality check because Jesus makes it clear in Matthew… “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” (7:21)
He also proved that God’s Will isn’t always easy in Luke, but that we need His help to get it done… “And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Then and angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. The His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” (22:41-44)
Can you imagine agonizing about a task you have to complete so much that you’re sweating blood? But Jesus was praying and God sent Him help.

Many people question though, “Well how am I supposed to know God’s will for my life? Jesus already knew and it was clear to Him what He had to do?” Well in John, Jesus in so many words says, if anyone is seeking to do the will of God should accept His (Jesus’) teaching (7:17). Paul also prays for the church of Colosse concerning the will of God. “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.” (1:9-12)

Paul seems to say that in being filled with the knowledge of His will, the actions that follow are that we walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. It seems pretty simple to me that its saying reading the Word of God and doing what it says… I mean how else will we be filled with the knowledge and wisdom and have spiritual understanding? Doing what the bible says includes praying, (1 Thessalonians 5:17) fasting, (Psalm 35:13) and doing good (Isaiah 1:17).

Of course there’s a host of other things we who wish to follow the will of God must do but why list them when it’s your duty to seek them out for yourselves? “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)