Have you ever raced someone before? Normally a race begins with someone saying something like, “Ready, Set, GO!” That word go is the trigger for the race to start. When we talk about God's will, God is telling us to take action and GO.
Imagine it: Jesus had just risen from the dead. He was crucified, laid in a tomb, lifeless for three days. Then, He’s back! What does He do? He lays out a plan for His disciples. If I was Jesus, and had just come back to life, I would probably want to relax for a second, sit and watch some TV, and maybe eat some Chick-Fil-A. But not Jesus. Instead, Jesus gives the disciples a plan to follow.
The plan He gives them is the same plan He has for our lives. In verse 19, Jesus says, “GO and make disciples of all the nations.” God’s will for our lives is to GO and make more followers, students and disciples for God. God has given us the instruction on what His overall will is for our lives. It’s now on us if we make the choice to GO and do it!