Here I am, I have come to do your will. (Hebrews 10:9)
Every day we are faced with two choices: “Thy will be done” or “My will be done.” And the will we choose makes all the difference in the amount of meaning, significance, and purpose we will experience in this life.
So . . . which will it be for you?
Oh, you may accomplish much in this life apart from the will of God. Many do. But it is devoid of meaning, significance, and purpose, because it is done for the glory of self rather than the glory of the Savior.
It really comes down to which of these two words is the mark our lives: “MY” or “THY.” Our Lord Jesus Christ set the example of living a life according to the will of God. Even in His moment of greatest despair, during His prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, with the judgment of God looming just before Him, He prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will” (Matthew 26:39).
Let me give you three keys that unlock the door leading to a life of living for “THY” will, rather than “MY” will:
KEY #1 – God Is In You
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
KEY #2 – God Is For You
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
KEY #3 – God is With You
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:8)
When we know deep down in our hearts that God is in us . . . God is for us . . . and God is with us, we will seek to accomplish His will in our lives rather than our own will. We will be convinced of God’s abiding goodness, as He is always working things out for our ultimate good.
Which will it be for you this day? If you want to rise above the daily challenges of fear, frustration, and anxiety, cast yourself upon the Rock of your salvation and seek only one thing: His will in your life—even when you would rather not!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!