ďIf ye are willing and obedient ye shall have the good of the land.Ē - Isaiah 1:19

I would like to talk a little about the will. The will is the part of our soul where we experience the mental processes that are necessary for taking a definite course of action.  In short, the will is one's ability to make a decision when faced with various choices.  With that said, letís now look at willingness.  Willingness is readiness, prompt to do, or preparedness to do something. When youíre willing no one has to convince you or give you time to think things over for a while. I would like to submit that willingness is also a demonstration of trust.  Whenever you trust someone or even a source of information itís easy to follow them without reservation.  Of course, this trust doesnít come without a proven track record but I guess we can say faith is involved in one being willing also.

There is more to you than what the natural eyes can see.  Maybe you are already experiencing thoughts and visions that thereís more for you in this life, and not just more for you to have, but also for you to become.  Everyone isnít clueless about their potential, but the question is, are we willing to do what is necessary to maximize our potential and become the person the Creator has purposed for us to be?  Become (verb) to change from one state to another. To arrive, approach, or enter, to look well, be suitable to, agree with.  (Etymology from 12th-14th century old English)


ďThe willingness to change births the ability to change.Ē - Dr. Mike Murdock, (2 Minute Wisdom Vol. 1)

When I was younger my mother used to speak of this willingness whenever she testified of the life-changing power of Holy Spirit. She lived with the habit of smoking since in her words, before she knew herself. There are some habits or what we may call vices that many believers struggle with for a time or throughout their Christian experience.  Unlike today, years ago there was a strict message and expectation for Christians to give it all up for Jesus. There was no 12 step program approach to deliverance, no defensive statements of ďnobody can judge me.Ē  You were either willing to be holy or remain unholy. No gray areas in salvation. 

Jesus has already done what was impossible for us to do.  He paid the price of guilt, shame, and death on a cross so that you and I can have a right to life.  Jesus is the last Adam who came to restore the relationship between God and man and all the benefits that come with it.  However, thereís work we must also do.  This work isnít something that can secure our salvation. Jesus already did that. The work Iím referring to is the work of faith in God and His revealed truth. 

ďWork out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ]. Philippians 2:12 Amplified

There are so many things in this world we can aspire to be, but ultimately, it is Godís will that we would be conformed into the image of Christ Jesus who is God the Son.  When we are willing to do this I believe there is no good thing that would be withheld from us.
   
What are you desiring to change about yourself?   Can you envision the life you will have after making these changes?  We are all just one decision away from the change that we desire as well as one confession away.   Decide to be well despite the challenges that yet manifest in your body.  Decide to be rich using the little money that you have as the seed needed to grow a greater harvest.  Tell yourself I'm willing to become more than what I am now and let this declaration come directly from the heart.  Fill your mind with the information and images that will provoke you to continue thinking and confessing that which you are to become.  When we are willing and obedient to what God requires, we are sure to become all that is laid out in Godís good, acceptable and perfect plan for us.

Things to remember

You were created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26)
All who are in Christ are new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Forget about the past and pursue the greater thatís ahead in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12-14)
Stop living according to the systems of this world and learn to live according to the Kingdom of Godís patterns (Matthew 6:33 Amplified, Romans 12:1-2)
Train your mind and mouth to function according to Godís word. (Proverbs 18:21, 23:7a)
Faith requires correlating actions to manifest results (James 2:4)
Continue to pray believing for the expected results. (Matthew 7:7-8, Mark 11:24)




By: Tyheth MonsŤan Humbert