PREDESTINATED WILLS OF GOD
Ephesians 1:5, “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,”
Ephesians 1:11, “In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.”
There are some things in life that God desires that He allows us to decide. You have the acceptable will and the perfect will of God in Scriptures. God tells us areas we are to choose from in every area of life. We
can choose from the acceptable or the perfect will in every area of life.
Adam and Eve had many species of trees in the Garden of Eden. The majority of those they could choose from while one of them was off limits. Any time that you choose any thing from the area that God says you may choose from you are in God’s will. Now, it is not necessarily the perfect will but nevertheless it is acceptable to God.
There are some things God does not want us to choose from
II Corinthians chapter six is an example. There is a list of those that God forbids His children to fellowship with. God is telling us that there are certain people God does not want us to choose from. God is saying, “I don’t want you to fellowship with an unbeliever, unrighteous person, or an infidel.”
This leaves the acceptable and perfect will of God to choose from
Thus, this leaves the acceptable and the perfect will of God to choose from while only one is the perfect will of God. Some married inside the will of God and maybe did not get the one, but married one that was acceptable. There are some things that God desires that He allows us to decide. God allows us to decide whom to marry, where to go to college, where to work, what clothes to wear, what food to eat, what car to drive, or what house to live in. In other words it is the will of God that He wants you to choose. This is called the good will, the acceptable will, but not necessarily the perfect will. However, there is an area that is the predestinated will of God. I am not speaking about going to Hell or Heaven. God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. There are some things that are in the predestinated will of God and they are going to happen.
There are some things that God desires that He decides
You did not choose your parents. Your parents were chosen by God and were in the predestinated will of God for your life. You did not choose your children. You did not decide what child you wanted. Your children are apart of the predestinated will of God. You did not choose where you were born. Where you were born was included in the predestinated will of God. There are areas in your lives, which are apart of the predestinated will of God.
God has a lot of wills or wishes for every area of your life. It is a misnomer to say the will of God because in reality there are many wills or wishes God had for His children. Among those are the areas we are to choose from with one of them actually being the ONE that God had in mind. Then there are the areas that were God’s choice alone.
The perfect will of God is when we choose what or whom God has chosen
There are things we have no control over at all and God makes those choices for us. There are those areas where we are forbid to choose from. Then there are the good, acceptable, and the one perfect will which God had in mind to begin with. The perfect will of God is God’s choice and your choice. The perfect will of God is when you choose what or whom God has chosen.
The predestinated will is God’s choice, the acceptable will is your choice, while the perfect will of God is your choice and God’s choice. So, there is God’s decision, our decision not to choose from the unacceptable,
and our decision to choose from God’s choice.