“I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep … No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down on My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it up again.” -John 10: 11, 18
Jesus knew exactly where He came from, what did He posses and where He was going, so He decided on purpose, willingly to do what He did.
In His free will He decided.
Now, having this in mind it ain’t easy when we come to think of it (since we are created in the image of God and Jesus was also the Son of man) that each created person has free will because each one of us possesses character and personality. Imagine all the things in the world happening due to free will. It is mind-boggling.
When we speak of believers then we speak about the character being built within the Christ-likeness, but the uniqueness of the personality is universal including both believers and non-believers. Each person because of the unique personality within them is so unique. None of us has an identical double.
And as our character matures in being Christ-like so is our personality in its creative expression starting to surface. And as those two intertwine with the free will in between them, we’ll find our own way which is so unique in expressing ourselves in everything.
God is so immensely creative that each personality differs. Even in the way how we love God. We cannot love God in the same way as the person next to us, we can only love Him in our own way. We can have an impartation from someone’s anointing or gifts but we cannot take someone’s revelation and build our life upon it or upon another’s personality. We can try but it will shatter into pieces, God won’t allow it!
Therefore, since we are created uniquely, let’s use our free will so we can make good decisions, wise decisions which will bring glory to God.