- power to make decisions
God created every human being with a will. Within that will there is an inherent power to make decisions. The word power implies: authority, muscle, clout, control, influence, supremacy, rule, command, sway, dominance.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, [that] I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
If man did not have the authority to make choices why would God ask us to choose? The very fact that God gave us a choice proves that He gave us the power to choose. If we did not have the power to make our own choices in life we would be mere robots, unaccountable for any of our actions. We would just go through life doing what we were programmed to do. God did not make us robots. God created us in His image and in His likeness. He wanted a people that would willingly choose to follow Him and joyfully do His will. However, God will never force His will on anyone, we must choose life over death and blessing over cursing.
Many times people like to throw the blame for their bad decisions in life on God. They wrongly make statements such as, "Well this must just be the will of God for me." Wow, what a lame way to try to dodge personal responsibility and accountability. God is not responsible for our haphazard decision making or our neglect to learn and follow His plan for our personal lives.
Jesus made it very clear, as a man anointed by God, that though He was free from sin, He still had a will. He was not a puppet but He freely yielded His will to the Father. Jesus gave us and excellent example of how to properly make right choices and use our will to glorify God through total surrender...
Come back tomorrow for "The Human Will Pt 2"
For more on The Human Will read Cathy's new books, Liberation for Total Transformation.