When unsure of God’s will, ask yourself these 12 questions and answer them honestly.
1. Is it contrary to any of the teaching of the Lord Jesus and the apostles, or to the spirit of the New-Testament, as far as I know?
(2 Timothy 3:16, 17) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may beperfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2. Is it something I can do with a clear conscience?
(1 John 3:21) Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
3. Is it something I can do for the glory of God?
(1 Corinthians 10:31) Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
4. Is it something I can do in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ?
(Colossians 3:17) And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
5. Can I ask God to bless me as I do it?
(2 Corinthians 9:8) And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
6. Will my doing it bring dishonor to God’s Name or ruin my testimony, if others know about it?
(Romans 2:24, 2 Corinthians 8:21) For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
7. Would I be happy if I were found doing it when the Lord Jesus returns to earth?
(1 John 2:28) And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
8. Will it be spiritually profitable and edifying, to the best of my knowledge?
(1 Corinthians 6:12) “Everything is permissible for me but I will not be mastered by anything.”
9. Will my doing it blunt my spiritual edge in any way?
(2 Timothy 2:15) Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
10. Will my doing it cause others to stumble, if they know about it?
(Romans 14:13, 1 Corinthians 8:9) Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way. Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.
11. What do wiser and more mature brothers think about it?
(Proverbs 11:14, 15:22, 24:6) Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established. For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counselors there is safety.
12. Do I feel free in my spirit to do it?
(1 John 2:27) As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit just as it has taught you, remain in him.
Here’s some information on how to Prove God’s Perfect Will
Proving God’s Will (Part One)Proving God’s Will (Part Two)
Proving God’s Will (Part Three)
On top of that, here is a good book related to the will of God called “Living As Jesus Lived”. You can download that here: