Just Do Something

Kevin DeYoung has a new book out on finding God’s will called Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will. This looks like a great book, especially for high school or college-age students. Here is a sample quote:

In short, God’s will is that you and I get happy and holy in Jesus. So go marry someone, provided you’re equally yoked and you actually like being with each other. Go get a job, provided it’s not wicked. Go live somewhere in something with somebody or nobody. But put aside the passivity and the quest for complete fulfillment and the perfectionism and the preoccupation with the future, and for God’s sake start making some decisions in your life. Don’t wait for the liver-shiver. If you are seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, you will be in God’s will, so just go out and do something. (Just Do Something, p. 61)

On the same topic, I would also recommend the following:

  • Decision Making and the Will of God, by Gary Friesen. Friesen’s book presented a new paradigm when it was first published in 1980 and influenced many of the books that followed. This one is longer and more in-depth than the others, a true classic in its field.
  • Finding the Will of God, by Bruce Waltke. Waltke does a good job of explaining why some of the more popular methods of finding God’s will are closer to paganism than Biblical Christianity.
  • Discovering God’s Will for Your Life, by Ray Pritchard. Pritchard’s book is practical, readable, and Biblical with lots of examples.

Do you know of other good books or resources on knowing God’s will that you would recommend?


  1. Sharon Gamble says:

    These look great. I work with high school seniors who often agonize over the “right” college choice. I have come to believe that these decisions are actually less important than the little ones we make each day to walk in obedience. Did I show His love today? Was I patient? Was I willing to put other’s needs ahead of my own? Did I spend time in His Word? Usually, if those things are in place…God can work with us in just about any college/job/neighborhood. 🙂 (and it’s tough enough following the things we KNOW are His will – like this – without taking up too much time with the agonizing stuff.)

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