The Will…A Choice

by Bo Bryson | No Comments

kalequesI am a chiropractor and I love it. I love everything about it. The laying on of hands to stimulate and motivate the body to heal & self-regulate. It’s magical to watch. I am always amazed at the power of a simple adjustment. And yes, I love the noise of a joint being adjusted; eight ball in the corner ball I think to myself. Was it the will of God that I become a chiropractor or was it a choice I made to apply to chiropractic school from a seemingly random question in my living room some 18 years ago? Maybe a little bit of both?
Ever heard from yourself or someone else this question: what is the will of God for my life? Such a broad sweeping question isn’t it? Is there one specific answer for each person in the world? Maybe. Maybe not. Is it a tightrope of sorts to walk the will of God – ever hoping to not make a wrong step as to fall off? Always wondering if I get it right or wrong? Seems this tightrope walk could bring fear and lack of movement. And lack of movement leads to decay and decay leads to death. Or is the will of God more like an eight lane highway with freedom to change lanes as choices present themselves? Yes, there are ditches on each side of the eight lines that we can slip into (outside of the will of God – sin) but does not having eight lanes bring freedom and movement. And movement brings growth and growth brings life.
1 Thesl. 5:16-18 puts it this way, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Straight-forward don’t you think?
What’s the will of God (in Christ) for you: Could it be a 3-stranded tightrope made of up daily choices to: (1) Rejoice (2) Pray (3) Give thanks. Seems you can do this anywhere, anytime, anyhow and with anyone? If those 3 strands make a tightrope to walk out God’s will for my life – that has to be the biggest tightrope I have ever attempted to walk on (maybe as big as an eight lane highway?)
Look, the bottom line is this: It may be His will but He still gives you a choice. Do not make God’s will so elusive or exclusive that you miss out on a remarkable journey into the very heart of God.

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