“Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Mark 14:36 (NLT)
Words are very easy to utter,yet acting those words sometimes seems most difficult. Do you mean everything that you say?
Are you a child who is completely sincere with the father? Are you always ready to act out your declaration whenever you say ‘Father,let your will be done.’?
Bowing completely to the father’s will takes a higher level of living than mortality- it takes a life of faith and complete surrenderance. The road might appear uneasy, but God’s choice is always the best that one can get.
The words in the verse above were of the Lord Jesus Christ, as he was nearing carrying out the task of dying for our sins- the most challenging and demanding task ever. Yet, he didn’t try to argue his way out or shift responsibility. Rather, he subjected his will to the father’s, despite conceding the fact that the task was a onerous one. He obeyed to the point of death, he bowed to the father’s will to the very end.
Do you make excuses to side-step the father’s will? Do you jump on the bus on the easier route at the slightest opportunity so as to avoid divine mandate? It’s best you don’t, it’s best you never. God’s will for you is customized to your purpose and if you look to fulfil purpose, you must follow his will to the last letter.
Please know that there is no task that God commits into your hands that he has not given you the grace to complete. He won’t stretch you beyond the limits that he has set for you.
See these scriptures:
‘The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.’ 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT)
‘Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.’ 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)
Paul wrote this. As God is seen to have said to Paul in the second scripture,he can say the same to you too. His grace is all you need and he won’t let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
As said earlier, it takes a life of faith and surrenderance to bow to the father’s will and the Holy Spirit is that helper that can help you live that higher life.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you.
PRAYER- Lord,come what may, help me always bow to your will in Jesus name.