God’s Permissive Will vs. His Perfect Will

One thing I understand about life as a Christian woman is that you need to have a relationship with God and everything you want will fall into place. You will discover that at churches when there is deliverance most people who manifest are women.

The Word of God in Genesis 3:15 says: “And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and hers, he will crush your head and you will strike his heel.” This means that the devil and the woman are enemies; that is why a woman needs to stay on her knees because the enemy is always ready to strike.

We need to understand that we receive grace every time we hear the Word of God and grace always works, but the way it works is that it moves you to the next level. If you had back slid grace will move you to where you were before. Therefore we need to make things right with God so that when grace locates us we are moved to a better level.

The Word of God in Matthew 6:33 says: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”  As women in Christ we need to seek the kingdom of God; let us not chase after fame or what people will say about us. If you seek God with all your heart whatever it is you want shall be added on top of your prayerful life. Hannah prayed for a son and was given Samuel. Despite Penninah mocking her, she never lost focus; she knew that when she prayed earnestly God would answer her one day.

 Proverbs 31 from verse 10 talks about a virtuous woman and what is expected of her. A Christian lady should be hard working and prayerful always. God knows what you want. Therefore, if you ask anything in His name He will do it for you. But we need to understand that there is God’s perfect will and God’s permissible will. The permissible will of God is what God permits. The fact that God permits something does not mean it is His will. This is because He is gentle and does not force anyone, he gave everyone the power to choose.

God’s permissible will does not have His full blessings. In 1 Samuel 8 God wanted to be the king of theIsraelites but the people saw how other nations had a king and desired one for themselves. They cried and complained to Samuel who went to God in prayer. God permitted them to have a king but then problems started; they experienced war after war. The permissible will always has consequences because God will have given you what you want because you were crying day and night over the issue and you could not be patient enough to wait for His timing. The perfect will of God is God’s divine plan for your life: the kind of man to marry, what career or ministry to pursue, and so on.  It needs you to be very patient and trust God because He wants to give His best, which has His full blessings not the second best.

A woman should always read the word, stay in prayer and understand the works of the Lord. That way you will be able to wait patiently for His time, which will be God’s perfect will. You will realize that if it is God’s perfect will even though challenges come, you will definitely conquer them because God has prepared you for it. Let us strive to be women of excellence who fear God and are used by Him to fulfill our purposes. Let us be women whose value is more than rubies and allow God to choose our marriage partners who will support us even as we serve the Lord. With God all things are possible if only we believe.


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    Sheryl Malicdem

    Thank you, sister, in the LORD. I’m really blessed as I read your article about permissive will and GOD’s perfect will…

    May I always know if I’m in the permissive will or God’s perfect will ….

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    Vonciel M. English

    This is true wisdom! Even over a year later, your words are helping someone through the storms of life. This definitely gave me additional insight, especially your explanation of Genesis 3:15. God bless you and may you continue to be successful in your calling. I also thank Vimbai and her vision for The Weight She Carries! It continues to bless me. 🙂 ~Coach V

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