*TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING GOD’S PERFECT PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE -PART 2*
*By: Isaac O. Agbenla*
*Bible: Psalms 29:5*
Today, I would love to share with you what Perfect will, imperfect will & some biblical examples of the imperfect will of God that people entered in the Bible and way out of such mistakes. I would love to explain the reasons why people enter God’s imperfect will.
The perfect will of God is doing what God desires you to do in life the way he wants you to do it.
Imperfect, however, is when you are doing something contrary to your calling yet God permits it for some reason or because of your refusal to go his way.
*Why do people enter imperfect will of God?*
1. *Not hearing God accurately or at all*:
Sometimes, you listened to people at times sharing the revelation they claim to receive from the Lord, you will discover it is all against God’s word. Some even claim that they heard a voice from heaven but most time it does not require prayer before I will know it is not from God.
*When a revelation or message you claim you received from God is not in line with God’s word, FORGET IT.* We need to understand that God is an intelligent God and not the God of confusion. He does not do anything against His own word.
In Ps 119:89,
*Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.*
A day will not come when the human bible revelation will supersede God’s word. The word is above every form of angelic revelation.
In Ps 138:2, the bible says;
*I will work towards this the holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth: FOR THOU HAST MAGNIFIED THY WORD ABOVE THY NAME*.
From the verse above, we see that God’s name is said to be working base on God’s word. This is why *prayer in the name of God is effective only when it is in line with God’s word*.
For example, a sister once told me that a prophet prophesied that she would marry someone who is already married. This man is enjoying his home and this lady is in the same Church assembly with that family. You do not need prayer and fasting to know that it is not from God except It is futuristic.
Vision or dreams that doesn’t align with God’s word is manipulated by the devil. God uses dreams to communicate when you are not;
sensitive to leading, carried away by your own purpose, arrogantly dodging, or pretending that you didn’t hear God most especially when you do not want to compromise your will for God’s will to be done.
In Job 33:14; the Bible says;
For GOD SPEAKS ONCE, YEA TWICE, *YET MAN PERCEIVETH IT NOT*.
Did you notice the Bible says God has already spoken once and again & man could not get the voice somehow?.
15. IN A DREAM, IN A VISION OF THE NIGHT, *WHEN DEEP SLEEP FELL UPON MEN, IN SLUMBERINGS UPON THE BED*;
Why does he come in the nights the verse above says..?
He comes in the night because you can’t argue with him in your dreams.
16. THEN HE OPENETH THE HEARTS OF MEN AND SEALETH INSTRUCTION,
17. THAT HE MAY WITHDRAW MAN FROM HIS PURPOSE, AND HIDE PRIDE FROM MAN.
Notice from verse 14 that God has spoken once and again but men could not hear before He later approaches them through dreams.
2). From verse 17, you see that if you are proving stubborn during the day, God can come at night to instruct you because then, your brain is disconnected. You cannot argue with Him at that time except God permits. Just to make it more real to you.
So if you’re trying to go against God’s will or purpose of God for your life unknowingly, he will come to speak to you to turn you from that destructive path.
Dreams can also come through the devil and a multitude of businesses. Therefore, if not from God, it is from the other two sources.
Therefore, the best way to judge all dreams or voices is to relate it with the word and give it time.
Brother and Sisters should not jump into proposing after a dream. Don’t rush to a conclusion, see to it that you listen to your inner man or heart much more than your head no matter the dream or voice. Be so sure before you make life choices because of dreams and voices you hear. Life is more precious than to take life decisions base on a day dream.
The way to be sure is you allow Holy Spirit to lead you through your spirit man. Wait to see if you have peace inside of you. Peace is a sign to go ahead. When there is no peace, it means check to revisit your step.
2. *Free will:* in Deut. 30:19, the bible says;
*“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live*.
May people enter God’s imperfect will because God has given them the opportunity to make choice for themselves.
In Ps 25:9, the bible says
*the meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will teach His will*
If you need divine guidance, you have to surrender your will before God’s will.
God’s best will not look like the best to the carnal mind, and many people because of this reject it for what their carnal mind dictates to them.
Oluwaseun Isaac Agbenla
Oracle of God