Because we have had so many questions about “the will of God,” we now attribute everything that happens to it being “God’s will” as the reason things happen the way that they do. If there is a tragedy, a disaster, or a catastrophic event we are quick to say that, “it was God’s will” that these events happened, but are these true statements. The sovereignty of God is one of the most misrepresented concepts in religious teachings and it has greatly contributed to our misinterpretation, misunderstanding, and confusion about “the will of God.” While it is true, that God is sovereign, with supreme authority and supreme power, able to operate totally independent of any part of his creation, everything that happens does not happen because it is “God’s will” that such things should happen.
For example, most Christians believe, know, understand, or have conluded that hell is the future home to the wicked.
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (II Peter 3:9).
According to this passage, it is not God's will that any shoud perish. However, it is God’s will that all should come to repentance and avoid going to hell. But we know that people will not be in hell because God did not want them, but because they did not want God.
“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10 NIV).
We pray for God’s will to be done here on earth as it is done in heaven. In heaven there is nothing bad; no bad things to overcome; none of the things that trouble us here on earth. So, we need to pray that the will of God be done here in the earth as it is done in heaven because even though God is sovereign, his will is not an automatic thing.
Hopefully, today’s message will definitely offered you a different viewpoint on “the will of God.” As always, we pray that this message will bless you, as well as inform you. Please share this message if you are blessed by it so that others may be blessed as well. Amen.
Enjoy your blessings - KW