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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      peter Masinde

      Peter Masimde
      on 6th April 2021
      Your surmmon on permissive will of God and perfect will of God is a sure reason why some believers enter into problems choosing permissive will instead patiently choosing the perfect one. If God has given us a spring of living water from our inner hearts.( Jhn,7:38). Whatever, we speak will continue flowing divinely even in the lives of others. What prophet Elijah and the the widow of Zarephath ( 1Kings.17:14). Don’t worry, the bowl of flour will not run out.

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    This reading has been very enlightening and encouraging to me this morning. It confirms that I am on the right path in seeking God’s Perfect Will and Plan for my life. For the last 2 Sundays I have been visiting a local church and the message for each Sunday was titled; Understanding the Will of the Lord.
    The reason I am so focused on knowing God’s Perfect Will and Plan for me is that I have worked in the same field for more than twenty years and have been laid off on several occassions and always bouncing back with a good job. However, this time being laid-off due to Covid-19 and knowing what I previously prayed to God prior to getting laid-off seemed Divine but the timing makes things a bit foggy. My prayer has been Lord please help me find work that I enjoy and that I can be a light in darkness, perhaps sharing your word, encouraging others and serving others for your glory. Well it’s been 6 months of being laid-off and I don’t feel pressed to go back to work in the field of my experience and there is no desire on my part at all to do so, I believe that part of my life is really over. Howerver, I realize I must work. God has put something in my heart and am giving it careful attention in trying to discern if this idea is divine.

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    Danielle McClelland

    Thank you for this beautifully written message on God’s perfect vs permissive will. It was easy to understand and answered my questions on whether God has one in particular selected for marriage vs many.

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    Thank you so much for posting! I was looking for a good bible story to clearly show how God allows some events that are not necessarily ‘in’ his will and found this.

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    Sophia Hall

    Hi ive never been married before and im 54yrs old both of my sisters have been married before me i Thank God that he’s Blessed me not to jealous of them also my daughter and my son are married Thank God im not rushing God to give me a husband this wasn’t my intentions to go on this site Appreciate this advice

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