Whose Will Is It Anyways?
There comes a time in your life when you realize that God is in full control. You realize that his sovereignty rules over everything. You can make choices, you can make plans but in the end his will for your life always prevails over your own. Paul tells us in Ephesians 1:11, “Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.”
From the beginning of creation, God predestined his will for our lives. Our purpose was formed before we were. So our job as Christian is to seek him and his will. The Word tells us in Ephesians 5:17, “do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is."
We must understand that we were created for his glory and to do his will. But many of us don’t do his will, we do our own will and then we are left wondering why things in our lives never seem to go right.
When we pray the Lord’s Prayer we say, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We are praying for his will to be done in our lives. Sometimes we might not always like or agree with his will for our live but regardless of how we feel his will WILL BE DONE.
He is our creator and he knows what is best for us. He formed us and knows everything about us. He knows us better than we know ourselves. So should let him lead our lives. In Isaiah 48:17 God tells us, “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”
Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:21, “Not everyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord," will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” If you want to go to heaven, you must do God’s will. The Word tells us in 1 John 2:17, “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”
So like David we need say Lord, “I desire to do your will.” Jesus came on this earth for one purpose only and that was to do the will of his father. He says in John 6:3, “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me."
Even in his darkest hour, Jesus told the Lord as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Like Jesus we must say Lord not my will but your will. WE MUST DENY OUR SELVES.
Today I encourage you to ask God what is his will for your life and once he tells you follow it. As followers of Christ, we must follow in his foot steps and to follow in his footsteps mean we must do the will of our father like he did. We might always like his will or agree but in the end we must know his will always be done on earth as it is heaven.
Today’s Scripture: “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”Psalm 143:10