It’s so easy to accept God’s will in your life when things are going right and you’ve received blessing upon blessing, but what about when things aren’t going right or you are on a path that will bring you personal loss or discomfort? What do you do then? Can you say along with Jesus, “Not My will but Yours be done,” and mean it from the depths of your being?
When Jesus uttered these words, He knew He faced a purposeful, yet painful death. He cried out in anguish to the Father that if there were any other way to let that cup pass from Him. Still, He yielded to the plan and purpose that had been set in motion before He was a gleam in Mary’s eye.
Queen Esther’s uncle Mordecai asked her a question when he approached her in taking an action that could have meant certain death for her if the king refused to see her. He asked her if it were possible that she was born for such a time as that. You know the story. God worked through Esther to save the children of Israel from annihilation. Esther moved forward to save her people just like Christ moved forward to save us.
Pastor G and I pray that, no matter what’s going on, you can move forward to be and do what He has for you to be and do. These examples are in scripture to both teach and encourage us that, even though personal suffering and sacrifice may be involved, the outcome can be positive indeed. So, the challenge to you personally is are you willing to accept God’s will in your life regardless of what’s going on?
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