Are You in the “Center” of God’s Will? and what does that mean? Linking to Blog On The Way
Thursday, March 29, 2012 by persifler
Another good one from Jeri Massi @ jeriwho.net.
Again what we have is a moving target and the bullseye is some mythological place in the mind of the observer. The “Center of God’s Will” is the Holy Grail of the Fundie world. Some place that will create a spiritual, (if not physical, finincial and emotional) utopia. Being in the center of God’s will means you are in the zone, in the bubble, in the zen of perfect enlightenment.
Oooops, shhhhh, there’s the secret they don’t want you to see, that the doctrine of “Being in the Center of God’s will” is no different than that of Perfect Enlightenment, Trancendental Peace or whatever other religions call it. However you label it, it boils down to man’s efforts, man’s abilities, and man’s benefit. It is the effort to appease one’s god according to rules, standards and opinions of those who observe and judge.
And she has hit the nail on the proverbial head: “Christ is victorious in all that He came to do on earth, and that God brings about every end that He intended from the beginning.” This does not give us license to sin, but it does take away the burden of the Law, and the power of sin in the believers life. It also portrays a God who is loving and compasionate and long suffering rather than the Zeuseus poised and ready to hurl lightning bolts at those outside the “Center of his will.”