For the LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back? -Isaiah 14:27 (NIV)
People often posit: what would happen if an immovable object meets an irresistible force? It sounds like a stalemate of opposite absolutes, right?
In a previous post, I talked about people so stubbornly right–like me, at times–that they were like an immovable object.
Well, immovable object, meet God, the irresistible force.
You might say that the immovable object is free will…the very free will He gifted to humankind. So it comes down to choosing our will…or His.
There are many doctrinal disputes–many–in Christendom, and one of them that is often misunderstood is the idea of irresistible grace. If it is in God’s will that your heart will come to know the truth of Jesus, then your heart will be turned. At that point, you can still choose to follow Christ, or to walk away.
Truly, God has plans for all of us, this world, the universe, and everything and everyone in it. He knows was has, is, and will happen. All of it happens according to His will and timing. He makes no mistakes.
God’s will will be done, with or without you. But if He has your conversion already mapped out in His plans, it will be done. And that’s a wonderful thing.
So, even someone as stubborn and always-has-to-right like me can be changed. And I am thankful He planned for my heart to soften and see His truth, so I could then choose to follow.
Once even stubborn, immovable objects meet the irresistible force, grace, and beauty of God, even they can go with His flow and be used to His glory. If He can do that with me, He can with you, too!