The Oil Of Joy - Free Will

/ by Rebuild Your Life Ministries

John 6:38
38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

When God created us, He gave us an important gift that set us apart from all other creations. This is the right to make our own choices. Up till date God never imposes His will on anybody but rather gently guides us into His will for our lives. When Jesus came on earth He demonstrated what our position should be regarding submitting our will to God. He always asked to know the will of God and obeyed it instantly. He did not allow anything to distract Him from doing the work of the Father on earth.

Another thing Jesus taught us about pursuing the will of God was to pray that His will be done on earth. When we say these prayers then we make a way for God to set the world in order according to His will. People may resist His plans on earth but it would only be for a season. Because as time goes on, they will come to the realisation that they have created a terrible mess in their lives and will have to turn back to God. This is what happened to the prodigal son, he chose his own plans over the plan of his father and it backfired. When people reject God's will despite all our prayers it might be very frustrating but like the father of the prodigal son all we can do is to wait hopefully each day and the time always comes when things change.


Prayer: Father, I pray for the courage to live according to Your will and be a witness to the world around for You in Jesus Name. Amen.


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