Where there is a will there is a way, is a proverb or idiom that has been in existence for God knows how long. I doubt there is anyone around who has neither heard it nor said it at one time or the other.
It is a motivational proverb that advocates for dedication and commitment as non-negotiable requirements for success. It basically means with determination, any obstacle is surmountable.
It is true that without a will there can’t be a way. The will is what conquers inertia and gets anyone started on a journey to achieving a set goal.
The will is also one component that powers desires and passion. This notwithstanding, is where there is a will there is a way biblical?
VIEWS OF SOME CHRISTIANS ON WHETHER WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY IS BIBLICAL
We sampled the views of a number of Christians on this question in our Deliberate Christian Life Debunk or Agree Challenge and all respondents agreed that it is biblical.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT THE WILL IN RELATION TO ACCESSING OR FULFILLING A PURPOSE?
Here are a number of bible verses that talks about the will of man and his ways.
There is a way that seems right to a man but the end thereof is destruction Proverbs14:12
Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
Psalms 37:5 NKJV
For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13 NKJV
He will guard the feet of His saints, But the wicked shall be silent in darkness. For by strength shall no man prevail – 1Samuel2:9
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land – Isaiah 1:19
ACCOUNTS OF BIBLE CHARACTERS THAT DEPLOYED THEIR WILL TO MAKE A WAY
The children of Israel were tired of the oppression they were daily being subjected to In Egypt. They had cried repeatedly until God sent a deliverer in the person of Moses.
They set out and got to the red sea. Their willingness to leave oppression to the land of promise could only carry them for so long. Their will could do nothing about the red sea until God directed Moses to exercise his will in stretching the rod over the sea.
The woman with the issue of blood exercised her willingness to get healed in futility, as she went from one physician to another. When she saw Jesus in the midst of the crowd, she deployed more than her will to receive her healing.
Firstly, she recognised Jesus as one who possessed the power of healing, and secondly, she believed that touching just the hem of his garment would be enough to get her healed.
For her, she identified Jesus as THE WAY () even though she had tried other ways without success. She powered her will with faith to receive her healing.
When Peter saw Jesus walking on the sea, he was willing to reach Jesus where he was, but he realised the limitation of his will. So, he said to the Lord, “Lord if it is you, command me to come to you on the water” A natural law was suspended because Peter’s will was powered by the spirit of God through the command that was uttered by Jesus. (Matthew 14:22-32)
Without a doubt, man needs to exercise his will to even know whether there will be a way. But you would agree that is not every time that the will of man opens up a way.
The will of man is as powerful as the limitations of man. The will alone is not enough to open up the way. The will has to be backed by the help of God through his spirit for the way to open up.
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible - Matthew 19:26
Learning from these bible verses and accounts, we can say, that where there is a will, there could be a way; but where there is a will powered by the Spirit of God in faith, Christ becomes the way.
Where there is a will, there could be a way ; but where there is a will powered by the spirit of God, Christ becomes the wayDunmininu Mak’,2022
Deliberate Christian Life Coordinator
Is where there is a will there is a way a biblical saying?
Where there is a will there is a way is a proverb and it cannot be found in the Bible. It is also not biblical because it portrays man as self-sufficient. Without God, we can do nothing. (John15:5)
Man is man because God is GodDunmininu Mak’, 2022
Deliberate Christian Corrdinator
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