The Will of God



Here are our topics:


* Is God's Will Always Done?

I'll show you

from the Bible

that "No" it isn't.


* God's Perfect Will

vs.

God's Permissive Will



Is God's Will Always Done?


Some people think that God's will is always done.

I say, "Yes and No."


I'll start with explaining my "No" answer.

No - God's will is not always done.


I will give Biblical proof - on this page -

that God's will isn't always done.


But first -

I want to start with a helpful story.


A Helpful Story


Some people

say 

God is in Control and Nothing you do matters.

-

I encourage you to keep that thought in mind

and

review it

after reading the following story

written in green:


I heard someone say recently

during a Bible teaching:


"In our company we were

having

a lot of accidents.

So we wrote and posted

some

safety rules.

Since then, the accident rate has gone down.


Some people

say that

God is in control and nothing we do matters. 

But I say

that it is interesting that

after we

posted

the safety rules,

God's will was

that less people get hurt."


After reading that story -

we realize that it was

not

God's will

that people got hurt.


People

consciously and unconsciously

make choices

that cause them hurt and pain.


The Bible urges us to seek God's wisdom

so that we can make

better decisions.




In the Bible, the book of Proverbs

begins by telling us that

God wants us to gain

wisdom

so that

we can make better choices.

Then

we will avoid painful mistakes,

and we will experience

a better life.

Proverbs begins with:

These are the proverbs of King Solomon of Israel, David’s son:

He wrote them to teach his people how to live—how to act in every circumstance, 

for he wanted them to be understanding, just, and fair in everything they did.

 “I want to make the simpleminded wise!” he said. “I want to warn young men about some problems they will face.

 5-6 I want those already wise to become wiser and become leaders by exploring the depths of meaning in these nuggets of truth.”



A Bible Example: King Saul


The Bible teaches that

God's will

(God's Perfect Will)

is not always done.


In the Old Testament story of

King Saul,

we read that it was

NOT

God's will

that the people have a king.

But they were so insistent

- and their hearts were so hardened -

that God allowed them a king.


~ ~ ~ 

So God's Perfect Will 

was for them

to be ruled by God through Samuel.

- - 

And by another prophet

appointed by God

after Samuel died.

~ ~ ~ 


God's Permissive Will

was for them

to be ruled by an earthly king. 

-

If you want to read the 

"King Saul" Bible story,

check out the Blue writing below.




God appointed

Samuel the prophet

to rule over his people.


That was his will for them.

But at one point,

the people came to Samuel and said,

"Now appoint us a king to judge us

[and rule over us]

like all the other nations.”

1 Samuel 8:5b AMP

After the people came to Samuel,

Samuel prayed to God about the matter.

God told Samuel that

the people had rejected him [God]

not him [Samuel].

And God told Samuel to give them

what they want

- but -

warn them about what will happen

with an earthly King ruling over them.


(1 Samuel 8:7 and the rest of the verses of that chapter.)


Look at the image below:

The area marked

"A"

represents the perfect will of God for you.


We are wise if we seek to stay in God's Perfect

will in every area of our life.

~

The area marked

"B"

represents

the permissive will of God for you.


That means that God will allow you to choose

options inside the "B" area.

~

The area marked

"C"

represents the choices that

God will not allow you to make.


The "C" section contain choices that God refuses to allow you.

If you try

to make a choice

in area "C",

God will firmly keep you from that choice.



For example

Let's say you live in Arizona.

Let's say that it is God's perfect will
that you
move to Texas. (section A)


Let's say that it is God's permissive will
that you 
continue to
live in Arizona. (section B)


So in this story,

God is nudging

you

to move to Texas,

but

he will allow you

to stay in Arizona.

But...

if you try to look at job opportunities in

New Mexico,

you will encounter

roadblocks

from God.

 

God will

not

allow you to

live in New Mexico. 


So New Mexico is in the "C" area.


Of course that is a made up example to help you see what I am trying to convey.



God is sovereign.

God is in control.


He can stop anything.

He can do anything.


Yet he allows us choices

that

can take us

out

of his Perfect will.


So God wants us to live in A - his Perfect will.

But we can choose B - his Permissive will.


I will continue to explain

more about God's will

after the following prayer.



I invite you to join me in

Prayer


Lord,

Inside your perfect will is your best blessings.

Inside your perfect will is healing for my soul.

Inside your perfect will is peace for my soul.

Inside your perfect will is wholeness.

I will seek to be inside your perfect will.

In love and devotion I pray,

Amen

Copyright © 2019 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com


In the Bible,

God tells us that 

his will is 

for everyone to be saved -


That means that God's perfect will

is that everyone would

repent of their sins,

confess Jesus as

Savior and Lord of their life

and be devoted

to following Jesus 

- and therefore - 

would go to heaven when they die.


We read this in several places including
 

1 Timothy 2:4 and 2 Peter 3:9

that :

God wants everyone to be saved

and go to heaven.

- - -

Yet, not everyone chooses

to give their heart to Jesus and

be saved from hell -

So.... not everyone is going to heaven.


In fact,

in Matthew 7:13-14

Jesus tells us that more people

will go to hell

than heaven.  



Matthew 7:13-14

13 “Heaven can be entered only through the narrow gate!

The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is
wide enough
for all the multitudes
who choose
its easy way. 

14 But the Gateway to Life is small, and the road is narrow,
and only a few ever find it.

Proverbs 1:29-31 TLB

says:

“For you closed your eyes to the facts

and did not choose to

reverence and trust the Lord,

and you turned your back on me (wisdom),

spurning my advice.

That is why

you must eat

the bitter fruit of having your own way,

and experience the full terrors of the pathway

you have chosen.”


See our page: Explaining Salvation

I encourage you to pray for your loved ones.

Consider our page:

 Prayers for loved ones who are not right with God


A Modern Day

example

of


God's will
not being done


It is God's perfect will 

that a man and a woman

get married

before having sex.


God allows people to sin by having sex before marriage.

 But...

It is terribly unwise and will bring consequences.


You may say,

"Most people don't wait."


That is probably true.

But there were only

8 people

who were wise enough to enter the ark -

Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives.

All the other thousands of people

did

what was

popular and easy. 



God's Permissive will

can sometimes

come

with 

really bad

consequences.





So....

We can choose to live

in

God's Perfect will

or

His Permissive will.



Are you in God's Perfect will

for you

in every area of your life

or

in some cases,

are you in

His Permissive will?


God wants us

to stir up

motivation

to live in

His Perfect will.

-

It is not too late

to repent

and rededicate

 yourself to God.

-

God will give you a fresh start.



There are many Bible examples

of people who rejected

God's perfect will.


God

wants to teach

US

through

reading

about their bad decisions.


 



The video above has some good points.

Note that

I do not know anything about the presenter.




What If


When you come to a big decision,

do you ever wonder -

What if?

What would happen IF I choose such and such? 

What would my future hold

IF

I choose....

fill in the blank.


David did.

David wondered what would happen if.....

In 

1 Samuel 23:7-13

Will Saul come down?

Will the men of Keilah deliver me into his hands?

1 Samuel 13:13-14

Therefore,

God does know

what would happen

if

you chose

A or B or C in your life -

concerning big things and little things. 


 GOD   

IS 

 ALL   

KNOWING

-


The Lord's Prayer


In the Lord's Prayer,

Jesus

teaches us to pray that

God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven.


Jesus wants us to pray that

because God's will is not always done on earth.


God's will is not always done on earth.

God's will is always done in heaven.


Yes,
God's will is always done.


Yes - God's will is always done.


God's will is that

everyone

have lots of choices in his life.


So for God's will to be done - there must be real options for God's will not to be done.


So in that sense,

God's will is always done.



Can God do ANYTHING?



God cannot make a square circle.

God cannot make

a person

who is

free to choose

without allowing that person

to choose

a wrong path.



God called Abraham to obedience.

But Abraham had a choice.


It is the same with each of us.


God cannot give us freedom to choose

and then

always make us choose his will.




Our Gethsemane


God often convicts us

of sin

when

we turn our back

on

His Perfect will.


When we have a particular sin issue

 - a difficult to give up sin issue - 

that God is convicting us about -

we first go

to a Gethsemane experience.


At Gethsemane,

we decide if it will be

OUR WILL  or  HIS WILL.


Which one will have more weight in our heart?


OUR WILL  or  HIS WILL.

We choose

which one

will have more weight in our heart.


If we choose

His Perfect will,

then we take our sin to the cross,

and there we struggle against the sin issue

and we suffer.

As we linger

at Gethsemane and

at the foot of the cross

 that sin issue begins to die.


The flesh demands what it is used to.


We must resist our flesh

if we want the sin issue to die.


Sadly, many people don't linger at Gethsemane

and fight the good fight.


1 Timothy 6:12

tells us to

fight the good fight of faith.


That means that we decide

to daily

stand with God and

live

firmly anchored

in the Word of God

and

in the

Power of  God,

reckoning ourselves dead to our feelings and

our human reasoning,

not letting

sin

rule in our body

by obeying its lusts.


See our page on

Victory from all types of lust


Put on the 

Full Armor of God

and 

FIGHT!

That

includes

fighting on our knees.



James 4:7 is the

Bible Verse for

Champions

Here is God's POWER Verse:


Submit yourself to the Lord

and

resist the devil

and

he will flee from you.

James 4:7


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