Our finite human mind places limitations on an unlimited God. He does not need to preserve His strength because His power is limitless.
- His attention is never divided.
- His memory is not short; therefore He never forgets His promises.
- His love is not contingent upon what we do for Him.
- His grace and mercy is not extended to only those He prefers or takes a liking to.
- His gifts and callings were given before you ever repented and therefore cannot be taken back.
“God’s gifts and calling can’t be taken back.” Romans 11:29 CEB
There are, however, stipulations and restrictions to see His power personally demonstrated in our lives: our choice. It is also known as freewill.
The choice to live or the choice to die.
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;” Deuteronomy 30:19 NKJV
God has all power. He could control our every move. Instead He offered us freewill and the ability to choose Him or the world. Since we are made in His image, this concept should not be a hard to grasp. I would not want someone to converse with me or spend time with me forcibly. Wouldn’t you want people to like and love you for you, and not what you can offer?
So since we have these feelings, this implies to me that we give people freewill in our lives as well. We allow people the opportunity to know who we are. We give people a chance to call us friend, family, wife, or husband. When they trample and walk on our emotions and our heart, we disconnect ourselves. Why? Because their actions our toxic to our lives. Mmmm Jesus! I see.
We have so much freewill that we really do not understand what it means to be free- the will to be free! The desire to be free. Our tainted and distorted view of freedom has nothing to do with spirituality and everything to do with the world views.
Our Father has standards that He will not lower for our fleshly desires.
“Jesus replied, “You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37, 39-40 NLT
His standards are attainable, but only through freewill submission.
Freewill. It means the desire to be free. In our effort to prove we do not need anyone, we demonstrate that same self-sufficient attitude towards our Father. It’s no longer freewill- the desire to be free but rather defiant- a refusal to obey or listen.
Freewill is the will (desire) to be free from sin. Are you free?