"We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way"The starting place for living worthy is to know what God wants of you. If you don't know what he wants, what chance do you have of pleasing him? And Paul's prayer for this church acknowledges that and starts off with a request that God would make his will know to this body, through the wisdom the Holy Spirit brings.
Colossians 1:9-10 NIV
Do you want to live in a way that is worthy of God, that pleases him in every way? Then the place to start is in prayer, asking that God would reveal his will to you. And if you are sincere, I am convinced that he will. Unless he does want you to fail, which I have a hard time believing.
My biggest problem is that I am not always very good at discerning his response to me; often because it disagrees with what I want to do and/or be. And when his will does not coincide with mine, I am left with a choice: please God, or please myself.
How to be worthy is three easy (or maybe not so easy) steps:
- Make it your hearts desire
- Seek God's will for your life
- Be obedient to the instruction he gives you through his Spirit's voice, his word, or wise counsel.