I think sometimes we complicate God’s will, please understand I would not be ignorant enough to think we can fully understand God in all His greatness, BUT I do believe that God has made some things fairly clear in the Bible about Him and His will (found in the person of Jesus Christ) I think the real issue is just our obedience or lack thereof. I know we do not like to hear that … “personal responsibility” … we loathe taking responsibility for our decisions, we’d rather blame others… and God is typically the “other person” we blame, unfortunately.
Here is what I have learned in my studies about God’s will… this is simply a way that has help me to make sense of it … 3 parts to His will:
1.) The intentional Will of God - God’s ideal plan for man
2.) The circumstantial Will of God - God’s plan within certain circumstances
3.) The ultimate Will of God - God’s final realization of His purposes
Here is my best attempt at making this practical:
Just as it is with us, being made in the image of God, I believe it is with God as well! Because we HAVE FREE WILL … we make our own choices, which is great, but it is also what gets us in trouble.