The Difference Between Your Will And God’s Will
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Originally published on February 19, 2015
Question from a reader:
I love this question because it gives me a chance to talk about one of my favorite books, Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch. You might recall that it is on my list of worthwhile reading I posted about a couple of months ago.
“Is there a difference between God’s will and self-will?”
In Conversations With God, God makes the statement, “Your will is my will, but my will is not your will.”
This may seem like a confusing and contradictory statement upon first glance, but it isn’t.
Throughout the entire book, God emphasizes the point that his desire for Neale is that he should know his highest, most grand self. In other words, God wants you to imbue your earthly self with your higher self.
God says that you are not here to learn, but rather remember who you really are. To you, from your human perspective, this appears as learning things you never knew. But in reality, you came from a state of knowing and you forgot when you came here. So what you are learning, you have already known all along – the answers are within.
Throughout your process of remembering, you are incorporating more and more of that which you already knew (but forgot). As you do this, you also remember who you really are (love). You aren’t really changing who you are to become something else, you’re getting rid of the belief that you were never that person to begin with.
Who you really are is your higher self. So the goal is to remember that and align yourself with your higher self.
So what God is talking about when it says “Your will is my will, but my will is not your will,” is the differentiation between the will of the ego-self and the will of the higher-self.
The will of the ego-self can many times be based in fear, whereas God’s will (and the will of the higher self) is always based in love. It’s not that the will of the ego-self is wrong or bad, it’s just not always in alignment with the highest and grandest person you could be.
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