I was reminded of something today. There is Gods perfect will, that none should perish and be saved. There is also Gods permissible will, in that He will not force His will on us, we have the free will to accept or reject Him.
This means that my will has a part to play. If I don’t will to follow God (not sure if that’s proper English) then God won’t make me. He will try and show me more of who He is so that I will follow Him because that’s His perfect will for me.
I have to choose to activate ‘my will’ so that I do the things that line up with His will…
I will worship Him.
I will choose to read the Word.
I will pray in faith.
I will sing praises.
I will stay away from sin.
I will keep my heart right.
I will resist the devil.
I will draw near to God.
Gods will is the best for me but I have to choose to align my will with His. He will not override my will otherwise it’s not free will.
It sounds more complicated than it is. Maybe it can all be wrapped in one simple phrase for me ‘I have decided to follow Jesus‘. The battle of wills has already been sorted for me.
How about you?