Let’s look at the event of when the Lord created Eve and gave her to be Adam’s partner. 

  • Genesis 1:26-27, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
  • Genesis 2:18, “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”
  • Genesis 2:21-24, “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” 

In each of the six days of creation, the Lord looked at His work and declared it to be good. (Genesis 1:4, 1:10, 1:12, 1:18, 1:21, 1:25).  Yet, seeing Adam was alone without any human companion, the Lord declared in Genesis 2:18, “It is not good.”  The Lord, in His ultimate grace and wisdom took a rib from Adam’s side and created Eve to be Adam’s help meet, or as we read in the Amplified Bible, “one who balances him—a counterpart who is suitable and complementary for him.”  In this instance, there was no one for Adam to choose from.  The Lord created Eve to be Adam’s complimentary companion.  In this case, Adam could not error and choose the wrong woman.  There was only Eve, and she was made just for him.

Does that mean the Lord never gives us the ability to make a choice?  Not at all.  Consider these verses which show we can, and must, make decisions.

  • Joshua 24:15, “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YE WILL SERVE; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
  • Deuteronomy 30:19, “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE, that both thou and thy seed may live.” 
  • Luke 13:34, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and YE WOULD NOT!”  This verse especially shows that it is possible to go against God’s will.  Although the Lord came to save Israel, they rejected Him and would not receive His gift of eternal life.

How is it that you can discern God’s will in your life?  Here are a few suggestions:

  • John 12:26, “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.”  To truly know and do God’s will, we must be servants of God.  It is to His servants that He will make known His will. 
  • John 16:13, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”  The Lord has sent the Holy Spirit to indwell every believer on the Lord Jesus.  When you pray and ask God for His guidance, the Holy Spirit will lead you into the true path of obedience to the Lord.  When praying to the Lord, asking for His guidance, you must have the attitude of following His guidance wherever He may lead you.

In whatever area you are seeking the Lord to guide you and lead you to make the right decisions, you must humble yourself and realize that the answers are found in a close relationship with the Lord.  He wants to guide you in a path of obedience in every facet of your life.  Get to know the Lord better by praying and reading God’s Word on a consistent basis.  We all have important decisions to make constantly, let us consult the Lord before making those decisions so that we might please Him and know the joy of walking in His will.  (CC)  (545.6)