Not My Will But Yours Be Done

Grace and peace be unto you.

Have you ever uttered the words, “Lord, not my will but yours be done?” What were the circumstances? The story is told that Jesus went to the Mount of Olives and prayed. When he felt the burden of his purpose, he said, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42). God felt his pain and saw that he was fragile. Even so, he did not remove his purpose, instead he sent an angel to strengthen him (Luke 22:43).

God created us to carry out a specific purpose. Interestingly, our purpose is beyond our capabilities. Primarily because God expects us to depend on him for successful completion. Therefore, when we are tired, confused, stressed, or doubtful, he wants us to come to him for help. Scripture says, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

Occasionally, some of us reject our divine purpose and choose an “earthly” one that makes more money and brings fame. In such instances, the results are usually unfavorable. Scripture says, “There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death” (Proverbs 14:12).

God’s decision is best and he knows why each of us has a particular purpose. If you are not comfortable with your purpose, you can have a discussion with him. Nonetheless, at the end of the discussion, your perception may change and you will be encouraged, but your purpose will not change. Hence, it is best to humbly submit to God and say, “Lord, not my will but yours be done.”

Heavenly Father, help us to accept your will. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.

Published by Nadine

I am a disciple of Christ and He is the center of my joy. I was created to accomplish his purpose. I am a writer and author of five books; 1. The 9 Unhealthy Desires of the Mind: How to defeat the enemy and fulfill your purpose, 2. The Heart of God: Follow His Plan, 3. Keep Moving Forward: Empowered by God's Love, 4. From God's Heart To Yours, 5. More Than Conqueror. Grace and peace be unto you.

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