God's will - how do you know if a particular outcome is truly God's intention? Ask yourself three questions:
1. Is it positive for the greater good?
2. Does someone learn or grow from it?
3. Is my heart big enough to accept it?
Thessalonians 5:16-18 is a welcome "three-step" set of directions for gracious living. With a joyful spirit, prayerful countenance, and gratitude, you are living God's plan. May His will be done.
"Be joyful always. Pray continuously. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of the Lord."