Of late, I have heard so many people say things like, “God has taken my mother home, her time had come” and “Oh well, I guess God wants me sick” and other comments that suggest that whatever goes on here, is either God doing it, or God allowing it.
This does not sit well with me. The bible says that all good things come from God, and that Jesus came so that we could have abundant life (John 10:10). It also says that God does not want anyone to die and go to hell (not accept Jesus) (2 Peter 3:9), but yet we all know that that does happen, so what is wrong?
Here is an article by Andrew Wommack, he goes into great detail, so I don’t need to here, so if you disagree with me, or want to comment, please read this article first to get the whole story.
One thing he doesn’t mention is that in the Lords prayer, one line is, “Your will on earth as it is in heaven..” This tells us a few things. God’s will in heaven is NOT what happens here, God wants His will done on earth, we have some influence over that. Sovereignty means that God is in ultimate command, not that everything that He wants will happen here on earth.
As Andrew mentions there are a few reasons why things go wrong here on earth, some of them we (as individuals) can correct in our lives, but some we can’t (unless the whole world gets on board), so why are we discussing this? Next time something happens, ask yourself if it is God’s will or not, would it happen in heaven, is it good? Then it is from God, otherwise it is not. Let’s not accept what is not from God, stand against it, pray against it, rebuke it!
I for one understand that if God is not always going to get what He wants, we may not always see God’s will being done, but I for one, will always stand for what God wants. In doing this, I can have more chance of seeing God’s will done in my life as God is the one who chooses my path (Jer 10:23), but I still need to follow it, that is exactly what I chose to do! Free will is the one thing that allows us to turn to God, but it is also the one thing that allows us to turn away from Him. Which way are you going to turn?
God bless you.