|4 years ago :: Jun 16, 2011 - 6:14AM #11|
Maybe it would be informative to look at the nature of the will, both of God and man.
If we say, "not my will,.." we are referring to an Earth-bound, fallen will, which would naturally choose an Earth-bound, fallen path.
However, "Thy will be done..." refers to God's perfect, Heavenly will, which is best (because God is our Creator)
So the paradoxical choice of saying "not my will" really is a one-off choice made by God's inspiration in us, rather than our own natural tendency (which is imperfect).
God inspires, or chooses not to inspire; I believe that means he is Sovereign.