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If God plans our life, then why doesn’t He make everyone go to heaven?

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

This verse in Proverbs shows us a very important idea when it comes to life’s plan. We must understand that both our freewill and God’s will are working simultaneously—sometimes in harmony, most times in opposition.

We make decisions and God makes decisions. God never forces His will on us, just as we can’t force our will on Him.

If God made everyone go to heaven, some would be there against their will. No one can force you to love someone you don’t love.

I know I only want people to love me if they want to love me—not who are forced to love me. God feels the same way.

If everyone went to heaven, there would be no consequence for a sinful life. Hell is a sign of God’s justice.

If God forgave everyone whether they asked for it or not, it would be a cheap forgiveness, like a stamp on your passport.

God desires that everyone go to heaven, but he knows that cannot happen and he cannot make that happen.  God created with the capacity to choose for ourselves and he honors that for eternity.