Do you believe that this world was created by the word of God? If so, make full use of that belief; follow through to its implications. You will begin to see how creation communicates, and communication creates, and how God’s creative word remains new, even as it propels this ancient world towards its own renewal.
Your own choices will wear you out. Even if, like the Pharisees of old, you have used the Word of God as your guide, you will end up weary and empty. Then, you will be tempted to blame God for your condition. Instead, take weariness as a sign that you have become disconnected from your true and only source of energy.
It is easy to drift until you find yourself under the tyranny of mind and body. It is easy to let yourself be ruled by your thoughts and senses, carelessly following your cravings, whether physical or intellectual, as they lead you into emptiness and death. To fight this tendency, feed your mind and body with their true nourishment: the will of God.
Beware of evaluating the events of life to try to figure out how God is going to use them to your benefit. Not only does it direct your attention to your own self-interest, but it is incredibly presumptuous. What James said about God’s law can also be said about his will: you are either doing it or judging it.
Trust that God has his own will, manifested and fulfilled in Christ, still being worked out on the earth, and that he has taken you up into that will, so that it floods your life, reaching to the smallest detail. Your role is submission and obedience. Your role is not to figure out what God is up to behind the scenes.