There are two wills at war in the world — the human will and God’s will. It is a real war not just an illusion.
We humans were created with free will — the ability to make our own choices and decide our own path. That way we could choose to follow and obey God’s will out of love rather than out of compulsion.
However, rather than rely on God and comply to His will, we prefer to do our own things, to walk our own way. Here’s a quote showing how prophet Isaiah describes the human condition: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way.”
Yet there is still an inner war in each of us humans. As we seek to follow our own will, God calls us and woos us to surrender to and follow His will. Jesus describes the only way to peace in the war of the wills: “Deny yourself, take up your cross (die to your will) and follow Me.” And then as he faced execution on the cross, Christ lived his own words and prayed: “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”
You have a will and so does God. So do you impose your will on God? Or do you surrender to His will and daily follow and obey Jesus?