SUSAN: Don’t even talk about it. It’s so offensive. The will of God is a life of misery, endless waiting and a hindrance to enjoying the good things of life. It is so scary; I don’t even want to hear it!
Why do you want to put me into bondage? I don’t want to be a fanatic, an outcast and an alien to everything good life has to offer. At least God is not wicked, and he delights in the prosperity of his children.
TITI: But you’re mistaken!
The will of God is good, beautiful, perfect, enduring and full of grace and splendour. The will of God brings gladness and rejoicing of heart. It is full of freedom and liberty.
SUSAN: What is this will of God? Maybe I don’t understand. Please tell me.
TITI: Listen to the following scriptures:
Galatian 1 :4 says, ‘Who gave himself for our sins that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.’
Luke 1:74-75 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
According to these scriptures, the will of God is freedom from the power of sin. God’s will is that we may serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life. God’s will is proven in our life when we renew our minds daily and live our lives in total obedience to His instructions. So if you see a will as the intention of an individual, you would see God’s will as His intention for us. He intends that we would not be under any bondage but worship freely in Holiness and righteousness. In every situation we might encounter, God’s will is that we would prove to the world that we are His children and that He loves us. God’s will is perfect, and embracing it gives us peace, happiness and everlasting joy.
SUSAN: Wait, Titi, when Jesus prayed to God that not my will but thy will be done, the next thing was that he was killed. Why was killing Jesus God’s will?
TITI: God’s will was that His only begotten son would die for the world and set the world free from sin. Jesus understood this and submitted to that will, albeit it was a painful experience.
Hebrews 12:2 says looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
So, we see that Jesus saw the glory that would follow the cross and decided to stay with God. He did not consider the immediate pain to deny the power of God but rather endured the torment to enjoy eternal glory.
The will of God sets you free from every sinful and worldly entanglement and gives you rest that cannot be perturbed.
I implore you to seek his will. Please consider it.
If you continue to see through the eye of this world, you will be blind to the perfect will of God.
SUSAN: Lord, please, I’m sorry for despising your will; please bring me into your perfect will for my life. Amen.