God’s will doesn’t fit with our “Name it and claim it” society. Many people are of the mindset that an abundance mentality will give them anything from a great parking spot to a Lamborghini. I know, because I tried it from about 2012 until 2016 and what happened was I dug a big hole that took a long time to get out of.
I became depressed because I expected the world to just hand me what was due me and it doesn’t work that way. We are entitled to nothing, not even our next breath, so we have to be willing to pursue God and his will for us.
God opens our eyes when we take the time to listen to him. He will guide us and help us be the men and women he wants us to be. But it has to be his will for us, not what we think needs to be done. We have to turn our will and our life over to him and to trust where he takes us.
We have the ability to move out of God’s will and back into our will. When God’s will doesn’t match our will, it can be hard to not just give up and try to do our own thing. Cain and Judas are two extreme examples of people who wanted their will and not God’s will to be done. Learning to trust God and not force our way on the world can be hard, but it is also one of the most freeing steps we can take, because we stop playing God.
In Matthew chapter 25, Jesus says ,
To all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away
When we have God, we have everything. He is all that we need, and if we are satisfied with his love, we will be okay. When we get away from God and his will we start to struggle. The more we try to get our way, the deeper the hole becomes. The deeper the hole becomes the deeper we dig.
Learning to trust God and his will for us is a cornerstone for our lives. God wants all of us and he will wait until we get to the point we can’t live without him.