Preordained or free will?

Do we really have the freedom to choose? Free will is the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one’s own discretion. We often say that God’s Will, will be done. If we believe this to be true, then how can we believe that we have free will, or the freedom to choose?

To me, this is one of the greatest signs of His genius. Just think how life would be if we felt as if we had no choice in anything we do. The key word is ‘felt’, or ‘feel’. The way we feel is so influential when it comes to our decision-making; thought alone is not the determining factor. If so, we would not resist any thought that entered the mind. Resisting is a feeling; sometimes we have the strength to resist, and sometimes we don’t.

The genius is, we feel like we’re choosing. Whenever we feel that we’re under the thumb of oppression, our first reaction is to fight against it. The Spirit within wants to soar; it wants to be free to move through life with no bounds. It’s not meant to be held captured or enslaved.

Ultimately we do have the freedom to choose, but that choice is being guided based on His will and yours; I believe they’re one in the same. If you ever watched a bird soaring through the sky and he makes a sudden change in direction, that change comes from his instincts; it’s what he feels. We all get inspired to move because of what we feel, which in turn gives us the idea that we chose to move in this direction.

God’s Will, will be done. Things are preordained and I’m absolutely ok with that. When we struggle with this concept, what we’re really struggling with, is trusting Him with our choices. We like to believe through our own arrogance that we choose God; I disagree with that; God chose us, and I’m forever grateful that He did. I also hear people justifying this notion by saying that God wouldn’t force anyone to love Him and that He wants us to choose to love.

Well, we’ve been created from Love and Love is a part of which we are. God is a part of who we are, so it’s only fitting that we would choose to be one with the True Love that’s within. Who can resist the power of love?

Preordained and free will, they both exist because He created them. It’s through our power to choose, and what you’re destined to be, is what creates our fate; your fate lies with Him. When energy is created, it moves with a destination in mind, that destination is to return back to its source. God is the source, He loves us all, trust Him with all your heart and try not waver.

When we say we have the power to choose or free will, what we’re really saying is we have a hard time trusting God. Now ask yourself this question, if Love is an option is there anything else we would choose? I love y’all with all my heart.



About Clayton Reid Jones

Who is Clayton Jones? A father, son, friend, a child of God who believes in universal love. He believes truth is the medicine that we should apply to the wounds; that truth is derived from love ...and love is the only way we can heal.
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One Response to Preordained or free will?

  1. I LOVE this: “When energy is created, it moves with a destination in mind, that destination is to return back to its source. God is the source…” —-There is so much power in this knowledge. Thank you for teaching spiritual growth!

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