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A UNITED WILL

Date: April 18

Category: Trust in God

Genesis 11:6
"And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them."

Slobodan & Ljiljana KrstevskiThe last part of this verse says that everything they imagined they could do will be possible for them. Why will it be possible? Why will they be able to achieve everything they attempt to achieve? Well the German translation (Hoffnung fuer Alle, which means, ‘hope for all') says, "Through their own united will, they will be able to achieve almost anything." Notice the key words "united will." A united will is really an agreement.

If a husband and wife agree about their relationship, how to raise their children, how to deal with their finances, or what to do in life, then they will be successful in those areas. If siblings agree to do something together, they will succeed as well. It often takes several hands to accomplish something.

God says in this verse that if these people stay in a united will or "in one language," then they will achieve anything. Jesus said in Matthew 18:19, "If two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven." There's so much power in agreement. So you and I have to agree, Jesus says. This verse in Genesis says that we have to be in agreement with other people and have a united will in order to achieve. There are some things that depend on us. There are also some things that depend on others. We have to know the difference.

Sometimes you may feel discouraged or disappointed about something, but instead of dwelling on those disappointments (which will actually make you feel worse), you should start doing something to improve your situation. Set your mind on doing something productive. Your mind will then come off your emotions and your negative feelings. When you do this, you are uniting your will to shift your mind from feeling inadequate and shifting all that focus onto some other activity that is fruitful and will bring good results.

The way to succeed is to have a united will, a united will in everything you do. You have to put all of your energy together. Everything you think, say and do have to be in agreement. When all those things are in agreement with the Word of God especially, then your will becomes united with the Holy Spirit. Nothing will be impossible for you. It's like what Paul says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." No matter what you do, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

For example, when you are married, you and your spouse have to be in agreement with one another. You have to have a united will. Let's say my wife and I wanted to buy a house. That means we will determine to save for that purpose. We are going to work for it, and we won't fight about it. We are going to be united because when we are, we will reach that goal faster. We are also in agreement about how to raise our children, how to teach them, how to discipline them, and what direction to give them. We discuss things first. Then we come to an agreement and that helps us to be better parents. We maintain the same principle of agreement in our ministry. We discuss things together first. She gives me creative ideas. We base our decisions on agreement and then we work together. As a result, the ministry grows more successfully.

In this verse, God is saying, "These people have a united will and because they do, nothing will be impossible for them. They can do whatever they want and they will succeed." Now understanding the power of agreement, you and I have to learn to unite our wills to the Word of God and be in agreement with the Holy Spirit. When we are in unity with God, we will succeed in everything we do. Nothing is impossible for those who are in agreement.

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