Sunday, March 21, 2010

Our Will Vs God's Will




Ever since we were born, we were taught to express our will to get anything in life. In school, we were taught to be independent, self reliant and aggressive in imposing our will to grab anything out of life. We were taught to become highly competitive and to strive to be the very best in every field of work or discipline that we enter. But in doing so, we also bloat our ego or self esteem. We sometimes see ourselves as superior to everybody else and we develop a winner's attitude that frowns upon losing. But this is in direct contradiction to the admonition of God when He said, "unless you become like little children, you will not enter the kingdom of God" (Matthew 18:2). Why this special privilege to small children? Because they are not only innocent but very trusting. They don't worry about anything but trust that their own parents will provide for all their needs. A person who is self reliant, who always impose his will on others and always desire to win all his battles against all odds would rarely depend on God but on his own free will. He develops a delusion of grandeur and see himself as far above everybody else. This is the beginning of his downfall for the Lord says, "he who exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted" (Matthew 23:12). There is nothing wrong if we impose our will. Just make sure that our will is subservient and aligned to the will of God and we will surely succeed in life.


Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Will, God's Will, Man's Will, Independent, Self Reliant, Aggressive, Imposing Our Will, Self Esteem, Ego, Winner's Attitude, Little Children, Kingdom of God, Delusion of Grandeur, Downfall, Subservient To God's Will, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational/Motivational

22 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

That is too good post. We as a human mostly take good fruits as our achievement And call it our will, our effort And when bad we say it is bad luck or God wishes. Strange we are. Thanks for sharing wonderful post.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Hobo,
How profound your message is and it is so full of insight. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

God is powerful..

shydub said...

Tamang tama ito sa mga sobrang proud na tao na feeling nila they know everything pero pag bumagsak they blame God of their failures and misfortune. I just remember someone while reading this. thanks for the post Sir Mel.

Dhemz said...

another inspirational verse you have here KuyaMel...thanks for sharing....:)


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salamat talaga sa mga comments....sensya na po at ngayon lang me ulit nakabalik....:)

nako yung uling po dito d pwede kung papel lang ang gagamitin....baka aabot pa ng isang araw bago magka apoy...ehehhee...gamit kasi dito yung barbecue na gas....iba din ang uling dito kuya kasi matagal sya mamatay....pero na miss ko yung uling sa pinas na galing sa coconut shell.

Tey said...

That's why the love of young children are pure and innocent. And we as parent should lead them to the right path through God's words
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
Yes, we all believe in that. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Tama ka duon kaibigan. God exalts those who humble themselves and humbles those who exalt themselves. Madalas tao ang naguumpisa at kapag nagkaaberya, Diyos ang may kasalanan. Nakakatawa hindi ba? Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Tama ka sa sinabi mo. Coal briquette yata ang tawag diyan na kasingtigas nang bato kaya mahirap pagdingasin at hindi agad namamatay ang apoy. Halos smokeless pa kaya lang mas mahal kaysa coconut charcoal. Pero tama ka na nakakamiss talaga yung pagba barbecue sa coconut charcoal na maitim ang usok, hehehe, lol. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
Amen to that. Children should be spared from the hangups of their parents. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

meretrisha said...

hi brother mel, great post.. it is about time we reflect on things like this. i was reading from another blog which made me feel a little disappointed because he kind of was leaning against his own theory that there is no God and I've read your comments there, too.. as for me, I did not bother to comment- I just prayed for the person that he will be touched and moved by God

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Meretrisha,
People write for many reasons but the only reason to write about God's wonderful message of joy and salvation is in order to please Him and to glorify His name. No other reason will suffice in the eyes of God, and all other efforts other than that is simply vainglorious. God's words and messages are so simple that an earnest heart can easily discern them. In fact, even children can understand them. Did not God say that if we are not like the little children, we cannot enter the kingdom of God. Why? Because children have pure hearts and pristine motives. They respond to God's message from their heart. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Dhemz said...

nakikidalaw din me d2 kuya...salamat sa dalaw at sa mahiwagang mensahe...ehehhehe!

yon palang bday party is BIL ng MIL ko....d mo ata nakita yung ibang pics sa post...ehehhehe....naka scroll bar kasi yon kaya d makita ang ibang pics...sensya na po....:)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Ang sipag mo yatang dumalaw ah, lol. I really appreciate that. Nalilito ako sa mga relasyon nang mga in laws mo, hehehe, lol. Let's just leave them at that, lol. Pasensya ka na rin, hindi ako marunong sa mga techie features sa blog kaya siguro hindi ko napansin yung scroll, hehehe, lol. Anyway, salamat ulit sa dalaw. Masaya ako kapag nadadalaw at malungkot kapag hindi nadadalaw. Just give a hug and a kiss to Akesha for me. Ang bilis niyang lumaki. Kailan ang kasunod? God bless you all always.

teJan said...

I am so blessed by this post. Very well said Mel..the spirit is working and thats always my prayer too though we are sure enough that God's words will never be in vain! This will really bless people! Thank you and may the Lord will continue to annoint you on your writing!

Godspeed!

editor said...

I see that you are really doing a good work here.Thanks for this excellent and educative article.

Dhemz said...

honga Kuya eh...she is growing so fast...mag po 4 na sya next month...gosh!

hhahaha....kailan ang kasunod? lol...my gosh, sana magdilang anghel ka kuya...we've been wanting to have another baby...pero ala parin until now...si Lord nalang talaga ang bahala...eehehheh...papaubaya ko nalang sa kanya...ganon din sabi ni Greg...kung para talaga samin God will provide....

hahahha...sensya na po at ngayon lang ulit nakadalaw.....:)

san po pala kau this weekend? mamasyal ba kau ni princess mo?

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi teJan,
Thanks for the beautiful words but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. We must all be sensitive to the keading of the Holy Spirit because we are nearing the end times. We do not want to be caught flatfooted and be left out when the Lord raptures His church. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Editor,
I am just doing my share for the work of God's kingdom on earth and to help spread the Gospel message of salvation. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Buti nasabi mo yun para maisama ko kayo sa prayers ko. Akala ko kasi eh talagang nagpa family planning lang kayo. Just keep your faith and trust in God and He will give you the desires of your heart. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

I agree with Shydub.. mostly ganun ang nangyayari, even my husband noticed that among other Christians (or ex christians), bandang huli, kay God sinisisi.. Anyway, my motto in life is prayer and work. Kapag may magandang nangyayari ng di ko ineexpect, I think of it as God's will..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie dear,
Tutuo, ganun naman ang turo sa atin nang Panginoon na matulad tayo sa maliliit na bata na lubos na nagtitiwala sa kanilang magulang. Kung nagtitiwala tayo sa Kanya at alam nating hinding hindi Niya tayo iiwanan ni pababayaan ay maligaya tayo ano man ang mangyari sa ating buhay dahil alam natin na sa kaduluhan ay ang kabutihan pa rin nang Diyos ang mananaig. Salamat sa dalaw at komento. God bless you all always.

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