Such a small little word.
What does it mean?
Do we have the ‘will’ power? There are strong ‘willed’ children. Someone could go against our ‘will’. What about our last ‘will’ and testament?
What are we inviting when we state, ‘Not my will but Thine’? Why did Jesus teach us to pray ‘Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven’?
When we follow Our own desires, or wield Our power over Our actions or emotions we are exerting Our will.
God simply wants us to follow His will. His desires and plans for us. When we do His will, He takes our difficulties and worries and the burdens are now His.
This is His will for us. That we take cover in the shade of His wings, a refuge from the rain. That we live life happy, joyous, and free of the burdens of our own will.
Lord relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will.