“I delight to do Your will, O my God.” Ps 40:8 NKJV
There’s no joy in life that compares to knowing that you’re walking in the center of God’s will. Not fame, not riches, not pleasure. Nothing compares to knowing you have the smile of His approval on what you’re doing each day. Will doing God’s will always be easy? No; it’s enjoyable, but it’s not always easy. Indeed, the size of your God-given assignment in life determines the level of attack that will come against you. But your joy comes from knowing that God is strengthening you to do—by the power of His Spirit—what you could never do on your own. So in that sense, Satan’s attack is confirmation that you’re truly in God’s will! Paul writes: “In labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness—besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak?” (2Co 11:23-29 NKJV). So rejoice—you are in the will of God!