It is a struggle to be what God wants us to be nor follow what He commands when we can also be our own Satan in some ways.
In the scriptures, Peter expresses His disagreement of God’s plan when Jesus tells them that He, the Son of the living God, must go to Jerusalem to suffer greatly and be killed, and on the third day be raised again. Jesus points out how Peter is thinking not as God does, but as humans do so therefore an obstacle to the will of the Father.
Surely there are times when we hinder what is needed to happen just so it can align to what we want it to be. As human beings, we tend to fear sufferings and escape the pain as much as we can. All we wish is to have a life full of happiness and ease, but not of difficulties nor sorrows. However, Jesus reminds us that it is the will of God that we should never go against. That if we want to follow Jesus, we need to deny ourselves, let go of what we think and listen to what God has to say and how He wants us to behave as we overcome all the challenges He is to give us here on earth.
As Christians, it is mostly necessary to discern the voice of God and that of Satan. We are following Jesus so we should be careful not to be an obstacle for the fulfillment of God’s will. Let us not make our own way but rather follow Jesus’ way as He sees the will of the Father. May we not go against God’s thinking but be one with Him.
Source: Neo Jeremiah Voice of the Young Prophet Newsletter – September 3, 2017 issue.