The will of man must bow to the will of God. There is the sovereignty of God that overrules the efforts of a man. Romans 9:16 puts it like this: So, then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.
Genesis 6:3 (And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”) tells you two things:
1. The Spirit of God will strive with a man concerning the will of God for his life; and
2. He will not always strive.
There comes a time in the life of a person that when the Holy Spirit has struggled with that person long enough and the person says, “No, I don't want to do the will of God,” the Holy Ghost agrees and accepts defeat in the person's life and leaves the person to have his way. When a man wins over the Holy Spirit, he will lose to the devil in life. When a man loses to the Holy Spirit in the secret, he will win over the devil in the public. I wrote a book ‘Lose to Win or Win to Lose’, the choice is yours on that.
This is what the Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated for us in Matthew 26:39, “Not as I will, but as You will.” That is the thing that gave man the greatest victory over the devil's mission. Let me ask you, are you having your way over the will of God? That's the surest way to defeat. There are people today who promote their will, interest and desires above the will of God for them and they lose very terribly in life.
PRAYER: Lord, I submit my will to your will. I choose to lose to you so that I can win ultimately in life in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Exodus 37:1-38:31, Matthew 28:1-20, Psalm 34:11-22, Proverbs 9:9-10