Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 16, 2019

The Best Option

“Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:9

Ever find yourself consumed with an agenda before your knees even hit the floor? Yes, I’ve been there where I came up with all the workable solutions. I’ve told God exactly what He should do and how He should do it and when He should do it. Sounds outrageous really – our Father who desires our ultimate best has a perfect plan for those things which touch our lives. We know we can trust Him; His very name reminds us of His incomprehensible power. Yet for some reason, we feel the urge to just let Him know what He should be doing. Despite the stark reality of God’s sovereignty there’s something wired in us (our flesh) which seeks to move the plan along our way at our pace.

Prayer is one of those avenues where we feel inclined to give voice to our solutions and provide the perfect option. We will spend endless moments zeroed in on our idea of how God should work things out leaving no opportunity for Him to even speak. We’ve already zoned out what His will is versus ours. Sound familiar? Oh yes, we’ve been down this road too many times.

Fully aware of our tendencies, Jesus reminds us of the importance of praying, “Your will be done.” Giving up? Not quite how Jesus sees it. Surrender is more like yielding our free will to match the perfect will of God. Jesus not only prayed these words; He lived them. During the darkest moments of His life on this earth, the Son of God asked the very thing we often desire, “My Father, if it is possible let this cup pass from Me.” He totally gets our cries for another option, a different chapter and an easier journey. But Jesus didn’t stop there like we often do. “Yet not as I will, but as You will,” echoed from His lips in the garden twice. The fulfillment of Jesus’ coming to our world and laying down His life culminated on the cross – God’s will birthing a glorious resurrection!

So sweet friends the next time we are tempted to dominate the conversation and leverage our agenda let’s choose to seek His will, verbally ask for His best and rest in His peace.

“Father, You see our world from a perspective unclouded by human emotion and preferences. We can trust You to fulfill Your purposes on earth and in heaven.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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