Friday, August 28, 2015

Strong Willed or God Willed

“Strong willed” – when that term is used for children it is a code to warn adults, “Those kids are going to do things the way they want. You aren’t going to force them to do anything, so don’t even try!”

The truth is, people don’t grow out of being strong willed just because we get older. How many times have we heard or even said about our own lives, “I know I made a big mistake but at that time nobody was going to tell me what to do. I was going to do it my way no matter what.”?

Jesus taught that this issue of being strong willed is something we need to pray about. He said,

“When you pray, pray like this,

Our Father in heaven,
May your name be kept holy,
may your Kingdom come,
may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

We wring our hands over the immense and complex problems of the human race, and yet every one of those problems is a result of strong willed people choosing their will over God’s will. As our Creator, God made us in his image – that means we are designed to operate according to the way he made us and the world in which we live.

If you’re strong willed but wondering if maybe there might be a better way, think about joining us for one of our services this weekend. You might just find God’s will is a breath of much needed fresh air.

Saturday night service: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning services: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.