Gods Will and Sovereignty vs. God’s Call and Our Choices

As I have experienced, God can “call” us to do something that fulfills His “Will” but we are not always obedient to recognize and/or answer that call to join Him. When that happens, God can and will still find a way to fulfill His Will without us.  Then, unfortunately, we miss out on the greatest opportunity to be part of God’s work.

It saddens me to say that I have seen this happen in my own life.  There were clear signs that God was calling me to fulfill a great mission’s project but someone’s sin derailed the whole thing.  I still pray that God is using other ways to continue that work and that some day He will call me to participate again.

I have learned that I don’t have the power to stop God’s Will.  However, as any compassionate father, He will listen to my prayers and consider how I fit into what He is doing.

sovereign prayer photo

Many people ask “if God is sovereign, then why should I pray?”  Scripture tells us to pray continually (i.e. Isaiah 62:6-7 and Luke 18:3-7).  There is a lot going on when we pray.  Not only does meditation change our hearts about the situation (or person) we are praying for, but God can also change the way He includes us in the fulfillment of His Will. Not to mention, we can become more aware of His Will when we quiet ourselves, pray, and become aware of what God is doing around us.

God did not create us as puppets but gave us the freedom to make choices.  I truly believe He is active in my everyday life.  Therefore, of course He is going to listen to my prayers and answer.  I just need to put my own Will aside and be open to seeking His Will — even if it is something I didn’t originally want or plan for myself.

May you enjoy the  knowledge and recognition of God using you in His good works among those people around you.

Here is another great blog as a good follow up to this subject http://myfaithradio.com/2015/theres-power-obedience/

Susie says “Not that we can do anything on our own, but as we stay closely linked in fellowship with the Father, He will move in us to will and to act according to His beautiful purposes for us (See Phil. 2:13).”

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Steve Regner
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 14:20:58

    I appreciate the post as Gods Will and Gods Call are the two things He has put in my path the past few days. As I started to read your post the Sidewalk Prophet song “Help Me Find It” came on the radio. Here are the lyrics!

    I don’t know where to go from here
    It all used to seem so clear
    I’m finding I can’t do this on my own

    I don’t know where to go from here
    As long as I know that You are near
    I’m done fighting
    I’m finally letting go

    I will trust in You
    You’ve never failed before
    I will trust in You

    [Chorus:]
    If there’s a road I should walk
    Help me find it
    If I need to be still
    Give me peace for the moment
    Whatever Your will
    Whatever Your will
    Can you help me find it
    Can you help me find it

    I’m giving You fear and You give faith
    I giving you doubt
    You give me grace
    For every step I’ve never been alone

    Even when it hurts, You’ll have Your way
    Even in the valley I will say
    With every breath
    You’ve never let me go

    I will wait for You
    You’ve never failed before
    I will wait for You

    [Chorus]

    I lift my empty hands (come fill me up again)
    Have Your way my King (I give my all to You)
    I lift my eyes again (Was blind but now I see)
    ‘Cause You are all I need

    [Chorus]

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  2. juleene
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 14:25:04

    Thank you Steve. I love this song and now you made it even more special to me!

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