Ephesians 5:10 finishes a statement from Paul to the church of Ephesus:
Seven small, easy-to-read words bear the weight of pure power.
Hypothetically, we are sitting down for coffee (or insert random warm beverage of choice here), and I ask you "Well, what pleases them? What makes them happy? What do they like?" We could be talking about anyone--your spouse, your sibling, your child, your parent, your neighbor.
How would you go about finding out this information?
Those methods can be used for God, too.
Just ask. Crazy lil' thing about prayer, you'll be surprised at what you learn when you are in direct communication with the Creator of the Universe. Wanna be a little more coy--bust out your investigation skills and dig into His Word. Ask around. Those who know Him may have an idea.
Why is this even important?
As someone who has a heart for God, you want to do things that please Him. Not because you have to, but because you get to!
If you are married, you don't have to be sweet and kind your spouse, but get to and even gain joy from seeing a smile on their face when you are genuinely courteous and respectful.
If you have children, you don't have to cover their face in kisses, but you get to and both your hearts burst with love and gentleness.
If you are a friend, you don't have to lend a hand when they need help, but you get to and realize that your helping them was more of a help to you than it was them in the first place.
With God, you don't have to please Him in all you do, but you get to and when you do the reward is unexplainably better than being forced to do out of guilt, shame, or some type of self-justification.
So, considering the season of life you are in right now, do you know something you could do that would please God? If you don't, find out. Ask Him in prayer. Ask around. Read about His character.
If you weren't sure if you were supposed to do that one thing that's been on your heart, consider this your sign. Do it. If you have felt a pull to do something out of your comfort zone that would benefit someone other than yourself and you are nervous, today is the day.
A bit further into Ephesians 5, verse 16 says to make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. As you go about your day today, remember and think:
"Will this be pleasing to God?"