Opposition When Doing the Will of God

We as Christians, often think, that if we are doing God’s will, everything will be ‘bed and roses’, because we know that we do God’s will, and his work on earth, so, by default, we often can fall into the trap of thinking, that everything must be good, and must be pleasant, because God is behind it.

But when we look in the Bible, in so many passages, we can see, that it is not the case. There are many examples like Apostle Paul and his team of believers going around Europe, and evangelising, while facing difficulties, beatings and imprisonment. And they were doing God’s will. 

We can often fall into another trap of thinking, that if things do not go well in our life, then that is certainly a sign and a proof, that we are out of God’s will. That is because we think, that if we do God’s will, then surely God must bless us, and our work for him, and everything must be going smooth like a butter. But the reality is often different, than what we thought. 

​Yes, God blesses our work for him, and he blesses us, when we please him, and live according to his will and plan, but that does not mean, that the outside circumstances in our life, will align with the will of God. Just the opposite. Like the case with Apostles Paul, Peter and the other disciples of Jesus, when they were preaching the Gospel, and doing the work of God on earth, they were beaten and imprisoned, and suffered all sorts of trials and tribulations in the circumstances of their life. 

You see, even when we are in the perfect will of God, and do exactly what he wants us to do, and has commanded us to do, there are many people around us, in our life, who will not agree, with that perfect will of God, either because they do not believe in God, or, because although they are Christians, for one reason or another, they will refuse to believe the will of God, for our life personally. The will of God for us personally, is the will of God for us, and not for them, and what God has planned for us, does not mean, that he has planned it for them too. Therefore, we can often see opposition in our life, from other people around us, from the various circumstances of life. 

One of the proof text for that, is found in 1 Thessalonians 2:18. In that passage of Scripture, we can see that Apostle Paul, was trying to do the will of God, and yet, the enemy tried to prevent his, and stop him from doing so, and that for a few times, and not only once. So here, we have Apostle Paul, trying to do the will of God, and yet, he was stopped from doing so, by the enemy. We do not know exactly how the enemy prevented Paul from doing God’s will, by not being able to go, to visit certain believers, but we know, that he did. 

All that means, that Christians could face opposition from the enemy, whenever they try to do God’s will, and they should not be surprised, if they do.

The best think to do, if you are prevented from doing God’s will, is to pray in faith, and ask God, to help you fulfil his plan and will for you, and to remove any blocks and stops, the enemy has placed. Ask God to break and remove any barriers, the enemy has placed in your attempt, to please God and do what he wants you to do.

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