The biggest problem in our doing God’s will is we get our will and His will confused. It is hard to want what God wants, while you are predominantly concerned about what you want.
This is the great conundrum of finding the will of God. We have to get ourselves out of the way, to find it. And few of us really want to surrender our own will.
Yet to find God’s will this must be the case. So to really steady ourselves toward the task of finding and doing the will of God; It is a necessary first step to learn to accept some things that we do not like. Because when we really want God’s will, there will certainly be times that it is not what we want.
When Jesus faced the cross, He asked His Father to “let this cup pass from Him, nevertheless not what I will but what Thy will be done.” In this greatest example of selflessness; Jesus showed us how to make sure we really want God’s will.
The certainty of wanting God’s will comes when we ask Him to give us what He wants, over and above what we want. Perhaps you are already doing what God wants. Maybe you are not. Either way, the next step to do the will of God is to come to a quiet willingness to accept His purposes above your own plans.