God’s will is His wish, His desire. And whatever the Creator wants done in His universe, that is exactly what will come to pass. And we, His royal offspring, should make it our life’s goal to find out what the King’s will is and do it.
But it’s a great mystery finding out exactly what God’s will is. The word, “will,” is an overused word that has as many meanings as there are denominations. His wish, His desire, His will is like a mighty invisible river that flows from His heart throughout the earth. He is the cause of all things; His desire causes His vision for His universe to come to pass. Nothing can stop His will from being done. Nothing can stop Him from accomplishing what He has set out to do. The King will make his wishes reality.
As his royal offspring, we need to study His immutable word to find out just what His will is. For if we have a purpose or desire or wish in this life on earth that is not His desire or wish or will, then we will feel thwarted and blocked. Nothing will work out. Futility will haunt our endeavors. All the pleasures of this world will seem “cold, stale and unprofitable.” It will be “all is vanity and vexation of spirit” if we are out of His will. It will be as if we are paddling a canoe upstream. We thrash about in life, working so hard at what we believe is the best direction to take, and yet we are working against the current. And that current is His will/desire/wish.
So, what exactly is God’s will–not just for our lives, but for this life here on earth? God desires to reproduce Himself. So much so that in the end, “Christ is all in all,” according to the apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephesians. In fact, all his letters ring out this truth:
“It’s no longer I that lives, but Christ that lives in me…”
“Christ in you, the hope of glory…”
“Bringing many sons (and daughters) unto glory…”
“That you might be filled with all the fulness of God…”
“Perfecting of the saints…” And many other passages too numerous to mention in this article.
God’s will is to magnify Himself, to multiply Himself into a spiritual body of many sons and daughters. Everyone and everything is either flowing with the stream of God’s wish and desire or they are struggling in vain against it. (More later) Kenneth Wayne Hancock
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