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WILL OF GOD – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC:        knowing God’s will
SCRIPTURE:    Ps.143:10; 2Tim.2:22-23, 3:16-17  
Style:        drama/conversation:  people discuss
.             what the will of God should look like
.             in our lives
Cast:         PERSON 1-2
Set & Props:  newspaper, pen, Bible,
.             table and 2 chairs


(PERSON 1 sits and reads verse from Bible.)

P 1   (reading Psalm 143:10 [NASB])
.     “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God.
.     Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”

(PERSON 1 takes a moment, then looks up in prayer.)

P 1   Okay Lord, I REALLY want to do your will, and
.     I’m asking you to help me pick the right job.
.     Thank you.  Amen!

(PERSON 1 now takes the newspaper and starts to study it.
Perplexed, PERSON 1 taps the pen against their lips.
PERSON 2 enters and sits down next to PERSON 2.)

P 2   Hey.  What’s up?

P 1   I’m looking for a job.

P 2   What kind of job?

P 1   The job that God would want me to do.

P 2   And what does that look like?

P 1   I don’t know.  I was kind of hoping that
.     God would make it really obvious.

P 2   What?  Like - writing on the wall?

P 1   Or at least some sort of sign.
.                                                      2
P 2   But – what kind of sign, exactly?

P 1   Something specific – that kind of clearly says -
.     “Do this job!  It is the will of God.”

P 2   (grabs Bible and looks up 2 Timothy 2:22 [NASB])
.     “Now flee from youthful lusts and
.     pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace,
.     with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”
.     (looking up)  Is that specific enough?

P 1   Well, that would be something
.     that I should be doing in my general life.
.     What about the specific things like - work?
.     Or – who I marry?  This is going to drive me crazy!
.     What do you think?

P 2   Ahhhhh...  (quickly reads 2 Timothy 2:23 [NASB])
.     “But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations,
.     knowing that they produce quarrels.”

P 1   You’re just reading things from the Bible.
.     This is really not helping at all.

P 2   (think, then reads 2 Timothy 3:16-17 [NASB])
.     “All Scripture is inspired by God and
.     profitable for teaching, for reproof,
.     for correction, for training in righteousness;
.     so that the man of God may be adequate,
.     equipped for every good work.”
.     (looks up)  God has written everything down
.     that we need to know - right here in this book!  

P 1   Ooookay... I’m sorry.  But I still don’t get it.

P 2   (turns to James 1:5 [NASB])
.     “But if any of you lacks wisdom,
.     let him ask of God, who gives to all generously
.     and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

P 1   Okay... Sure!  (looking up)  Dear Lord,
.     I’m now begging for wisdom! LOTS of wisdom!
.     Thank you!  And amen!  (to P 2)  Now what?

P 2   Pick something.  Pick a job.

P 1   Which one?                                       3

P 2   Whichever one you’d like.  What are you good at?

P 1   It cannot be that simple.

P 2   Sure it can. Okay, let’s imagine that this tabletop
.     represents God’s will.  Reading through the Bible,
.     everything that we are to be doing, etc.
.     is found within the realm of the - tabletop.

P 1   Ooookay.

P 2   You choose to be, for example, a business manager,
.     and you do your best, being kind and encouraging
.     to others and treating them fairly...
.     THIS puts you within the tabletop, meaning
.     you’re in God’s will.  But now let’s say –
.     you have a bad attitude and treat others poorly.
.     You would now be off the tabletop – meaning
.     you would NOT be in God’s will.

P 1   What if I’m supposed to be a missionary?  I mean,
.     I know that we are all to be missionaries
.     wherever we are, but I’m talking about going out
.     as a missionary to another country.

P 2   Same thing.  What if you WERE a missionary,
.     but treated others poorly, and had problems
.     trusting God to provide your support.

P 1   I see.  I would be out of God’s will.
.     I would need an attitude adjustment, and
.     start trusting God to provide.  Okay!  But -
.     I STILL have the question – which job?

P 2   God did create each one of us with unique
.     gifts and talents.

P 1   You’re just raising a WHOLE other question.

P 2   Why?  Just because they are called
.     “spiritual gifts” – it doesn’t mean that
.     they are cloaked in some deep mystery.
.     And we don’t have to somehow spiritualize them.
.     When we use these gifts to serve God –
.     in God’s power – then they become spiritual.
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P 1   But - again – what is that?
.     What does it look like?

P 2   It’s really simple.  What do you like to do?
.     What are you good at?  And then finally –
.     just pick something already.
.     And because you pray about it,
.     you can trust that God, according to His will,
.     can open and close the proper doors for you.

P 1   Ohhhhh... I see.  That is so Awesome!
.     I’m feeling really good about this now.
.     Okay!  So – how about now - you help me
.     find the right person I should marry.

P 2   Whoa!  That’s a WHOLE other conversation!
.     Let’s - just – get back to finding that job.