Our Will Over God’s Will
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.Galatians 2:20
Our will over God’s will is a struggle for all Christians. To achieve doing God’s will as much as we can, we need to pray for God’s divine help, because he can make things possible in our life, where we cannot do in our own strength and self-discipline. Whenever we are leaning strongly toward our will over God’s will, it will weaken God’s power in our life.
Satan’s goal is to keep us from totally giving our life to the will of Christ, and we always ask if our will is in agreement with Christ. We make many decisions that are agreeable to Christ and the Word, such as vacation, selecting a job, going to the doctor, or to a restaurant. Whenever we choose our will, we always pray that it’s pleasing to the Lord and we ask the Lord to be with us, because we are serving Christ at all times.
The problem is when we are called to do God’s will, and we refuse God’s will and choose our will. Some of the things God has called us to do; are Church service, Bible classes, reading the Word, praying, or telling others about Christ.
For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13) God is continually molding us to be like Christ. In our minds and in our hearts. And every time Satan causes us to justify our own will in place of God’s will, the less we become like Christ.
Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. (John 5:19) Just as Jesus always did what the Father was doing, we seek to do what Christ tells us. When it is obvious to do God’s will; the problem is we sometimes make a decision to do our will? But we seek to always reflect Christ, and pray our choices are always agreeable to God.
Today reflect Christ with kindness and patience; and ask Christ to be with you whatever you do today. Always seek to make wise choices, through the power of the Spirit, and prayer.
Prayer: Lord, help me always to do your will, and to never replace my will for your will. In Jesus name, Amen