What does God want you to do? The apostle Paul wrote, “We make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him” (2 Cor 5:9). Again, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God” (2 Tim 2:15).
Determining what God would have us do is an awesome task. When you have weighed all the options, giving priority to what God would approve, you are not likely to make a mistake whatever you choose to do.” I have found two useful thoughts that never fails me.
When God says, “No”, He means “NO”! And when God says “Do”, He means DO!
Jesus said, “He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be condemned” (Mk 16:16). This same gospel was preached on the day of Pentecost. Peter said, “Repent and be baptized for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38). This gospel was preached unto all the world. It saved one then and it saves one now. Anyone who doesn’t obey the gospel shall be cast into hell (2 Thess 1:6-9). This DO and live.
In the New Testament the Lord and His apostles prohibited his servants from committing works of the flesh. Paul wrote, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor 6:9-10). And again he wrote, “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal 5:19-21). God said NO! If you do these things you shall die!
Jesus made it as clear as possible: “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. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matt 7:21-23). The will of God is that we obey the gospel of Christ and continue in His doctrine (2 Jn 9). It is God’s will that we abstain from all works of the flesh.