There are two keys to knowing God’s will for a given situation: 1) Make sure  what you are asking for or considering doing is not something the Bible forbids.  2) Make sure what you are asking for or considering doing will glorify God and  help you grow spiritually. If these two things are true and God still is not  giving you what you are asking, then it is likely not God’s will for you to have  what you are asking for. Or, perhaps you just need to wait a while longer for  it. Knowing God’s will is sometimes difficult. People want God to tell them  specifically what to do—where to work, where to live, whom to marry, etc. God  rarely gives people information that direct and specific. God allows us to make  choices regarding those things.

Romans 12:2 tells us, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be  transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and  approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.” The only  decision God does not want us to make is the decision to sin or resist His will.  God wants us to make choices that are in agreement with His will. So, how do you  know what God’s will is for you? If you are walking closely with the Lord and  truly desiring His will for your life, God will place His desires on your heart.  The key is wanting God’s will, not your own. “Delight yourself in the LORD and  He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).  If the Bible does not speak against it and it can genuinely benefit you  spiritually, then the Bible gives you the “permission” to make decisions and to  follow your heart. If you truly seek God’s will with a humble spirit and an open  mind, He will reveal His will to you.