Ephesians 2:10 New King James Version (NKJV)
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
God created you to do something good! I know that you may not like the idea of work but God has “good works” for you to “walk in”. Even the phrase “walk in” gives the idea that you have to do something; that you’re called to action. Many people think that they’d rather put their feet up and not do anything, but purpose is written into your being. You’ll never be satisfied unless you’re walking in God’s “good works” for you!
I’ve never met a person who didn’t want to have a good life and yet I have met a few people who do not believe that God has good plans for them! It’s amazing that we think that we sometimes think that our desires for our lives are better than His desires for us. God says in Jeremiah 29:11 that He has a prosperous future filled with hope for us. Your heavenly Father desires that you prosper and be in health – He is a good Father who desires good for you! (3 John 2)
Titus 2:11 New King James Version (NKJV)
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men
2 Peter 3:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
God’s will is that all people believe and receive salvation but sadly not everyone does. God’s will doesn’t automatically come to pass because you have a part to play in it. For you to experience salvation you need to believe that God raised Jesus from the dead to justify you and you have to confess Jesus as Lord (Romans 10:9-10) – salvation is the first step in living in the good plans that God has for you. If you want to continue walking in the prosperous hope-filled future which God desires for you, you must seek Him (Jeremiah 29:11-13; Matthew 7:7-8) and follow His leading. It takes a response on your part, which is also called obedience. Obedience to God’s leading is simply faith.