Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done. Luke 22:42
Jesus on the Cross of Calvary wished that the cup of death will pass Him by; seeing the great pains that lied ahead. Looking up to heaven, He nevertheless cried out; not mine will, but your will be done.
Giving way for God’s will to be done in our lives is absolutely a bitter pill to swallow. It is easier most times to profess it or wish it could happen, but the glaring reality of carrying it out is no joke. How many times have we in the hour of worship lifted holy hands and declared ‘Lord let only your will be done in my life’ without living it out?
Doing God’s will implies following His direction for our lives as it pertains to all things in our lives. As it may, there are several areas of our lives that require divine direction: in marriage, carrier, where to live, choices we make, our daily decisions etc. How many of them can we rightly say we obeyed God’s perfect will especially, when His will is against our fleshly wishes?
Following God’s will requires grace. It is something we cannot fulfill with our natural power. Reason is that, satan is always out to counter and dissuade Christians from being in God’s designed will. Usually, it appears strenuous but at the end, its resounding blessings cannot be measured. Jesus at some point wished the sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary would be removed from Him but, beholding the redemption His blood will bring to mankind, He gave in so, the will of His Father will be fulfilled in His life.
Doing the will of God means, fulfilling the purpose of your existence here on earth. Rick Warren wrote: “You were made by God and for God—and until you understand that, life will never make sense”. That’s right. You do not exist at a time as this for no reason. Nothing happens by chance with God. We all came into this world according to His divinely orchestrated plan.
Have you discovered God’s purpose for your life? If your answer is yes, are you following it? You see, living becomes meaningless with so many struggles when people live outside their divine purpose. It’s more like a lion struggling to live in a rat hole. There will be dissatisfaction and bitterness all around. Your place of purpose is your place of prominence, a place where you rule with ease. It’s a place of happiness and satisfaction, a place where grace abounds for you.
To be happy and fulfilled demands that; you should allow God through His Spirit to be in charge and direct your affairs. Problem arises when we drag the steering wheel with God. No, two drivers can’t drive one car at the same time; you need to give way and allow He who knows every direction to lead you. God will not mislead you, even when you do not understand where He is leading you to, be confident that, you will be happy at the end.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11