“I can do nothing of my own will…..” - John 5:30
Jesus repeatedly said that acting out of His own self-will or personal initiative was of no interest to Him. His focus was on obedience to the will of God His Father and anything other than that was considered both personally and socially destructive. How unlike us He is. Or is He?
We, exactly like Him, have the choice to live out of our own self-defined goals, objectives and lifestyle. Indeed, the busier our internal thought life and reservoirs of perceived emotional needs are, the greater the flack or even chaos that spews out of us as we do our own thing. Now mind you, focused people control that chaos to a measure, but never-the-less the multiple things our inner-selves are constantly saying we need or should do often creates a constant stream of demands. So much for the freedom of defining for myself what one part of my own will says I should do. And by the way, which me is the one which has ascended to take control and claim to use my true will?