When I was an evangelical Protestant, I remember being very concerned with doing God’s will. ie: Where does God want me to work? Where does God want me to live? etc…I drove myself a little crazy, obsessing over these details.

What does it mean to do God’s will? St. Theophan the Recluse sums it up:

Is someone seeking help?
Help him.
Does someone ask something of you?
Give it.
Has someone offended you?
Forgive him.
Have you offended someone?
Rush to ask forgiveness and make peace.
Does someone praise you?
Do not be proud.
Does someone scold you?
Do not be angry.
Do you have struggles and sufferings?
Be patient.
Is it time to fast?
Then fast.
Is it time to work?
Then work.
Your Father in Heaven is Holy and Loving. Strive to be holy and loving like Him.

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