We need to accept the fact that God’s will often does not look like what WE THINK it should look like—thus, while it is much bigger and better than what we can imagine—it’s typically not easy street. Nothing worth having is easy—marriage and children are not trouble free, building a business is not stress free, obtaining an education is not work-free, etc. When I see begin to see trouble brewing, I typically begin to ask God to rescue me rather than asking Him to help me know His will. For example, if I have a financial crises, I ask God for money to cover the bills to get me out of the tight spot instead of praying for the wisdom to know His will so that the situation may glorify Him. Maybe–He will swoop in and gives me the money I need and I can give Him the glory; or, maybe–I will have a “Job-like” experience and lose everything because my faith needs to move to the next level. Or–perhaps there are lessons I need to learn from being in the midst of the crises and so I need to stay “in the gym” a little longer to build resilience. The bottom line is that our crises is NOT a crises for GOD and when we make His will our will—our crises just becomes another opportunity to glorify Him. Our greatest freedom is found by living our life to glorify Him. Hebrews Chapter 13 provides a beautiful summary of how to live in the freedom of glorifying God. Paul ends the chapter with this amazing prayer: “Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Heb. 13:20-21) Living purely for the glory of God frees us from the chains of self, the love of money, the praise of man and the fear of trouble. We cannot live for the glory of God if we don’t know Him and we aren’t willing to submit to His will. We obtain our GREATEST freedom when we are IN His will!