“The contrast between His Will [God’s Will] and yours but seemed to be reality. In truth there was no conflict, for His Will is yours. (M-20.6)”
Affirmation: “God’s Will is my will.”
1 – Only in Illusions Do We Differ from God about Will
We only, in illusions, believe that we want something for ourselves that God would not will for us. When we are thinking this way, we are thinking through the ego. When the Holy Spirit prompts us to say or do or think something, He is speaking for our real will, the one we share with God. He is getting ready to give us what we really want. Would we turn aside from this?
2 – Jonah
The distinction between God’s Will and our will then disappears. We do not have to feel like the Jonah of the Old Testament, a lesson that would have us believe that we cannot escape God’s Will, even when we are acting as hard as we might to do something else. I don’t know all the nuances of that type of thinking, but it is fallacious reasoning. Jonah’s best action was actually to do what God wanted him to do. In that alone would he find the joy and happiness that he, and all others, seek.
3 – Personal
I spent a long time in my early adulthood puzzling over God’s Will. He seemed to be asking me to do something that I wasn’t sure I wanted to do. But in my deepest heart of hearts, I did want to do what it seemed I was being asked to do. I still do not have all the answers, but I followed that pathway for 14 years, and 30 years beyond, I have no regrets. I expect that as time goes by, I will come to understand more than I do even now, 30 years later.
4 – How to Live Magnificently
Be with God. Let His Universal Inspiration, the Holy Spirit, guide our steps. There is no more magnificent way to live the best life imagined.
Thank You for putting to rest my conflict over Your Will for me. We actually wanted the same things so many years ago! I did not ask for my prayer to be answered, because I wasn’t sure that You wanted it. You walked with me through 14 years, and now You have walked with me through more than 30 more. You taught me much in that 14 years, and certainly I hope that You have done the same in the years since that pivotal time. Be with me now ias I follow my heart and try to write in a way that will be beneficial.
Be wtih all of us. Lead us to see the way that we can follow our hearts. May we not toil and sttrive and worry in our lives. There is so much stress in the world as we live it. Let us realize that the stress originates in our own minds, and there it can be overlooked. Let us have a flow to our das, following Your guidance. May we turn to the Holy Spirit or the Christ deep within. May we know what to do and say to help other people and ourselves. We are One with You. Thank You for the knowledge that this declaration is a truth for all of us.