I want to share with you a lesson I have learned about God’s heart that has brought me so much freedom.
So many of us stress about living THE life God has for us. Without realizing, we believe that he predestined our every single step and if we don’t walk in those exact steps we are doomed; we believe that’s why we suffer.
I believe in the freedom God gave humanity; the freedom of choice; many know it as free will. If we believe in free will, believing that God has predestined our life or that he has only one way we have to go in our life doesn’t make sense. We must believe one or the other.
I’m not sure where this concept of “I want to know the way (singular) the Lord has for me” or “God has a path and if I don’t follow it, I’m screwed” came from, but I can tell you that the lack of peace, joy, and love it brings is an indication that it’s not God’s heart.
God has purposes for your life. He has plans (plural) for your life. Within those purposes and plans, you have choices to make; even within that, you can choose to not surrender to Him and live your life the way you want. It’s not ideal, but it’s a choice you have.
I pray that we use our freedom of choice wisely. That our choices are made in love and ideally, within His purpose.
Living a life surrendered to God does not remove our personal responsibility. Choosing to follow His lead and His will is a free choice that we all have the opportunity to make.