Free Will Versus Fate

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
-Mary C. Crowley

If everything happens for a reason and our fate and destiny are already determined, how can we have free will?

Are our lives predetermined by destiny or do we have the free will to map our own experience? The answer is Yes. Both are true.

Free will and destiny are not opposites. We tend to think of them as opposites because of our linear perception of time.

God and our inner soul or spirit view the universe outside of the influence of time and space. This is how God can be everywhere at every moment. This is why any one of us at any time can be given God’s full, undivided attention through prayer and meditation.

God is everywhere at every time. He is experiencing the decisions you will make tomorrow, the path you traveled yesterday and the thoughts you are having in this moment.

About the author


I am Danny Kohn, writer and designer for this site and owner, software engineer and consultant for Inspirations Software Design. My three greatest passions in life are sharing time with my family, software design and sharing inspiration with others. I have the incredible privilege of being able to spend a significant amount of time every day doing each of those three things. I am a single father of Tristen, our 6 year old son. It has been such an incredible joy to watch him grow up and learn so much. Everything he does and says overwhelms me with adoration. We have a wonderful evening ritual of reading books together in a beanbag chair. Nearly every night, we have a laughing attack together. I smile and giggle constantly in his presence and feel truly inspired.

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