Early one morning God whispered two words to me in my sleep, those words were submissive will. I had never heard the two words linked together in a phrase, so I asked God to reveal exactly what it meant. We often hear of the two phrases as it concerns God’s will -sovereign (perfect) will and permissive (moral) will. These “will’s” explain why things happen the way they do on earth.
Everything God does is according to is sovereign will. The creation of all things [Jeremiah 32:17], the way things always fall into place despite the sin and poor decisions we commit, the open doors, blessings, and opportunities we can’t explain are all God’s sovereign will. His sovereign will is everything in the past, present, and future, and the way he always makes everything good according to his purpose [Romans 8:28]
God also gives us “free will” also known and his moral or permissive will, and it’s what God allows to happen even when it is a sin. It’s how we can explain all the injustice and evil that is taking place in our country today. God allows us to make our own decisions and live in our sin despite what the purpose and the plan that he has for us. He can turn our “free will” and transform it into his perfect will. [Genesis 50:20] The beautiful thing about is permissive will, is that no matter the sin we are in, the things we have done, the consequences we may have suffered, as long as you are living, there is still time for God to turn it all around and use it to teach us and ultimately serve his purpose for our lives. [Proverbs 16:4]
Our father can and will use our free will to teach, groom, and grow us for our next season, but it is often coupled with harsh consequences, suffering, and sometimes aborting our purpose. When his sovereign will and permissive will align in your life, you will be in his submissive will. This is the key to living a blessed, satisfied, purpose-driven and righteous life. Once you have submitted to his perfect will, your purpose and have dedicated to being, doing, and having all that God has for you.
We struggle to live in God’s submissive will because most of us have not identified God’s purpose in their lives. We are aimlessly roaming the earth trying to please our fleshly desires, but fail to live according to what God wants for us. When you are walking in your purpose – you can receive your generational blessings that were assigned to your bloodline before you were born. [Psalm 112:2-3 NLT]
Some of you may have already determined your purpose, but I know there are some that are still struggling to live that life that God has “purposed” for them. Today’s prayer will focus on revealing God’s complete purpose for you so that you can live in his submissive will.
Father God, you created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. You made the world to be lived in and not to be a place of empty chaos. For you are Lord and there is none like you. [Isaiah 45:18] Father you are great and worthy of praise for your greatness is unsearchable [Psalm 145:3]
Father, I repent for not operating in your submissive will. I ask that you forgive me for not walking completely submitted to your purpose for my life. Father, I know that I may have made plans for my life, based on my earthly desires, but I understand that it is your purpose that will prevail. [Proverbs 19:21]
Lord, I come to you asking that you identify the purpose that you have assigned to my life. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed”. [Psalm 139:16]
The purposes of my heart are deep waters, Lord you have the insight, and I ask that you reveal my purpose to me. [Proverbs 20:5]
I ask that you align every aspect of my life to fit according to your purpose including my business, my faith, and my relationships. I know father, that you can do all things and that my purpose can never be undone. [Job 42:2]
Lord, I thank you for saving me through the blood of Jesus Christ and calling me to live a holy life, not because of anything I have done but because of your own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time. [2 Timothy 1:9]
Teach me how to walk in my divine purpose, for I know that you have appointmented me for the very purpose of displaying your power in me and so that your name might be proclaimed in all the earth. [Romans 9:17]
In Jesus Name I pray, Amen