The more we seek to understand God’s ways i.e. how to live under grace, how to be led by the Holy Spirit, etc, the easier it is for us to discover God’s plans/purpose for our lives, because our thinking is then aligned with His thinking. If we’re thinking differently from Him, then our minds are not in a position to receive the plans He’d like to reveal to us.
Romans 12:2 NLT
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 8:5-6, 14 NLT
Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
Romans 1:16-17 NLT
For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”