Conversing with Mr. P about our will versus God’s will. We were thinking about how we force things through our wanting. We want so many different things in our lives. we want a good job, we want happiness, we want a nice house and car, we want babies… and the list goes on. Is everything we want in accordance with what God wants for us? How can we know if our desires are what God has for us?
I feel that sometimes we want something so bad we stand in the way of what God has for us. He has this great thing waiting for us but we go the other way and then we end up missing out on that blessing.
Talking about this with Mr. P reminded me of Jesus prayer in John 17 .
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
What Mr. P has to say about this: