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Not My Will

Scripture
Going a little farther, he threw himself down with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if possible, let this cup pass from me! Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
Matthew 26:39 NET

Observation
Jesus knew exactly what awaited Him in the hours to come. It wasn’t going to be fun. It wasn’t going to be pretty or spiritual. It was going to be ugly! It was going to be painful! It was going to be the biggest challenge of His earthly life.

He knew He needed to pray. He needed to seek God. And He knew He would do the Father’s will no matter what!

Can we say the same?

Do you seek to do the Father’s will? Do you believe that He has a plan for your life? That plan is good and blessed, but it might not be exactly what you think it should be.

In fact, a lot of the times our will conflicts with His will. Our desires, if they are tuned to our fleshly desires, which most are, run contrary to what He desires.

Can we submit our entire life to Him and say, “not my will but yours?”

Praying and submitting to His will is so much easier when you trust the Lord. When you trust Him, you know that He has your best interest in mind.

Just remember, that the Father sees your best interest as not belonging to this world. He sees the big picture. He doesn’t operate in time. He thinks eternally.

This world is temporary. This isn’t all there is. Jesus understood that! He looked beyond the pain and the cross to see what would be accomplished on the other side of the resurrection.

Pray that the Father shows you the other side of your circumstances. Pray that He shows you what He wants to accomplish in you and through you.

Application
Where is your prayer life?

Jesus didn’t start seeking the Father’s will in the Garden of Gethsemane. He knew how to pray. He knew how to seek God.

Don’t wait till your world is crashing down on you to seek Him.

Don’t wait until you have a big decision that can impact you and your family.

Start seeking Him now! Pray now!

Let prayer, your time with Him, be as common and as natural as breathing.

Prayer
Lord, I trust You. You love me. You know me. I desire to live for You forever. Help me to know Your will. Help me to accept and walk in Your will. Thank You!

Peace
Todd

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