by Shani Fenderson
How many times do you say, "Imma do me, boo." or "I have free will here on earth to do whatever I desire!" This may make some of you mad but this life is not about whatever you desire or want.
Free will actually means that the Creator knows the choices that you will make (both good or bad). Free from what will; better yet, free from Whose will? Lets see here…….. The option of will was given to you at the time of birth, you either follow it or not once you are older and become aware. It doesn’t mean free reign without repercussion.
“ This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19 NIV
Choose life…… life for Christians means what? To live how I wish to live by doing whatever I want……. NOPE! WRONG! UH-UH!
“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—” Ephesians 1:4-5 NIV
"God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation." -- 2 Thessalonians 2:13
Are you going to follow that choice of salvation or do you wish to jump around amongst the garden of no-no?
Many of us are fighting off demons that we created living in a will that is not of the Most High. Some of us carry hurt feelings because we are living outside of what was predestined for us…
"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate.... Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified." -- Romans 8:29-30
What was predestined (predetermined) before your existence? How does that fit into life here and now. Do you write? Are the things you write giving Yahweh the glory, bringing more lost souls to Him? Do you sing? Are you praising Him through song at all times bringing souls to Him? Do you teach? Are you teaching things that’s bringing lost souls to Him? What is it you do well? Are you doing it for Him? Are you doing it for yourself? See that yourself part versus for Him, that is the option of will. That option, if done wrongly, leaves you susceptible to sickness, ailments, pain, hurt, sorrow, death, on and on the list can grow where it stops only He knows.
Our true will and purpose is to desire the Creator, not man, relationships, material foolishness. Our true will is to praise Him at all times. Our true will is to do it because He said so at the very beginning of time. Why? So that our ultimate reward is to be in His presence praising Him completely. I didn‘t grow up with a father as I stated, but I choose to be with my True Father in Heaven…….. Nothing about myself should be in the equation. My role model is the Messiah and I must follow in his footsteps to praise Yahweh accordingly. Nope, I am not in the equation at all, only to be a vessel and share the word, bringing lost souls closer to the Most High!