Another reason we may miss God’s will is when we conduct a superficial search for God’s will. We can treat finding God’s will like a checklist: Read. Pray. Serve. Give. But that can result in neglecting to give God the time and stillness needed for us to hear from Him (Psalm 46:10). More than simply investing time with the Lord, listening without distraction is also essential. How much Bible study is required to find out what God wants for us? What amount of prayer? The answer is simple: whatever it takes to hear from Him. He will always answer His children.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, May 26, 2023.