This is the way we respond to God when His will for our lives clashes with our own. We think we should have what we want, live how we want, and make our own rules. But just as parents must win the battle of wills with their children, God must win the battle of wills with us. Parents must teach their children right from wrong, and God must do the same for us. He must show us when our sinful will deviates from His perfect one, and when our souls are in danger.