The following is an excerpt from my book, “Navigate: Understanding & Pursuing God’s Will.”
The Tight Rope Theory
This teaching declares God’s will is like a tight rope where one wrong move will ruin your life and require you to start all over again -or worse, be eternally out of God’s will. This view assumes God is powerless to work through the faults of man.
The tight rope theory has a difficult time explaining how Moses could lead the children of Israel out of Egypt with first-degree murder on his record (Exodus 2:11-12) or how Peter could preach powerfully at Pentecost (Acts 2:14-41) when months earlier Jesus rebuked him and called Him Satan. (Matthew 16:23) It seems God is not wringing His hands worried that imperfect men will mess up His will.
The Perfect Will of God Theory
Another theory describes a state of being where everything magically lines up to put you in God’s perfect will. (Of course this implies that God also has an imperfect will -which sounds really strange for God.) “Those who acceptable to God,…Continue Reading