He’s just as I read it again this week, I felt like he showed me what part he wants to emphasize. As we close the series out where it says by some means now, at last, I may find a way in, I may find a way in, and this is where he spoke to my heart says, are you looking for a way in or are you looking for a way out? They find a way in the will of God. Have you ever felt left out and wanted to find a way into something? It felt like you’re on the outside and you’re like, man, how can I find a way in Mt. Carmel Church?
Maybe you find a way into that job. I wish I, man, I wish I could work that for that job. I’d love to get hired by them, find a way into that, find a way into that business deal or that contract or find a way into that friend’s group or click or find a way into a relationship. Oh, I wish they would ask me out. Or trying to find away. You’ve been out there and like, I wish I could find a way into something. Sometimes we’re like that, but you ever be on the other side when you’re into something and you wish you could find a way out of it Mt. Carmel Church.
Maybe it’s a business deal. Maybe it’s a relationship. Maybe it’s that friend group that you couldn’t wait to get into. Now you got into it. They’re like, man, how can I get out of this thing is terrible. These people are selfish. I don’t want to be with these people Mt. Carmel Church. You know, sometimes, and this phrase was a long time ago and I always thought it was good to say, it’s better to want something you don’t have than to have something you don’t want.
It’s a whole lot better to say, man, I wish I could have been to say, man, I wish I didn’t have, you know, this is what we’re talking about. Are you looking for a way in or you’re looking for a way out? According to balance.com the average marriage in the United States lasts seven years, seven years. Again, that’s not to condemn or criticize anyone who’s not married or been divorced.
It’s just stating a fact that in marriage, for the overall average seven years, people are finding a way out and it’s not just in marriage. It’s also in our jobs, in our employment, according to a 2019 Bureau of labor statistics report, the average number of jobs in a lifetime is 12 people can have 12 different jobs. They’re looking for a way out, looking for a raise, looking for a promotion, looking for advancement, all kinds of reasons.
None of them necessarily bad. The job tenure, the average person works less than six years at one job just happens. Sometimes people change, so a lot of times people are looking for a way out. You may be in a situation right now. You’re looking for a way out. You’re looking for a way out of what you’re going through or maybe an employment situation. Maybe it’s a relationship situation, but Paul prayed here in this verse Mt. Carmel Church.
He said, by some means now, at last, he might find a way in, find a mate. Find a way in the will of God. Why would we want to get in his will in the first place? What is our perspective on the will of God? This is what I always like to address. What is your perspective on the will of God? Is the will of God something we think is going to be enjoyable and good or do we think it’s going to be restricting and miserable and boring?
It’s like say, Hey, can I, I’d love to find a way in the will of God. In other words, somehow I’m searching. I want to find, not that I accidentally stumble and fall into the will of God, but you find a way like you’re searching for a way in the will of God. Why would we ever want to be in the will of God? Sometimes our problem with not wanting to be in the will of God is we don’t understand that the will of God is good Christmas time, right? You’re buying Christmas presents. How many of you, when you’re thinking to go through that list of people that you’re buying for, you look at their name on that list and you go, Oh, what can I get for them that they would hate?
What can I, what can I buy that would drive them bananas? Look, can I get that? They would just want to throw away. Let’s look at it. We don’t ever think about that. When we think about what we want to get them, we think about what would they like, whether they’re going to enjoy it. Well, the Bible tells us in Matthew that said, if you being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask of him? Who’s a better gift-giver than God? Nobody. That’s the answer to that question. Nobody. So why would we want to be in his will? Because we got to understand his will is good for me. Look at your neighbor and say it’s good for you. It’s good for you. Just get in the will of God Mt. Carmel Church.
Get in the will of God. But here’s the problem. If God’s will is good for us, why would we ever want to get out of his will? It’s usually a lack of trust. It’s usually a lack of trust that his way is going to work for us. So let’s look at this. Are you looking for a way in or you’re looking for a way out? Two types of power we want to talk about today. Write these down Mt. Carmel Church.