“Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” Romans 12:2
There is only one way to know what God’s will for your life is. There is no “secret formula” for discerning what He wants. There isn’t a set of rules, just one rule to follow.
We must change our mind.
I don’t mean be wishy-washy, like someone who can’t make up their mind. I mean, change our mind. From the inside out. It isn’t a process we can’t undertake on our own. It must come from spending time with the Father.
When we think like the world does, we will do what the world does. God’s way of doing things is do different from what we see around us daily, that we can’t hope to be in the center of His will if we have a carnal, worldly mindset. Putting His thought processes into ours will make us more mature in Him and enable us to discern what is right and wrong.
Fix your thoughts on Him. Let Him change your mind from the inside out. Spend time in the word and in prayer. I guarantee you won’t be the same, inside, or out.