Whose Will?

Whose will do you follow? Do you follow the will of someone you know? Your boss? Your spouse? Someone close to you? Your own? Are you willing to submit to God’s will? Do you know that is what is expected of you?

We all follow a will of someone, whether our own or someone else’s. We all submit to some form of guidance and direction. Our desire comes from the will of the person who dominates our heart and mind. Who dominates yours?

As stated in the earlier question, God desires us to follow His will. He wants us to follow His guidance and direction. He desires us to return His love. God has given us wonderful guidance and direction in His Word. He provided a perfect example in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Our dilemma is to decide to follow Him or not. Far too often, we decide not to follow. We go about our lives believing we are in control. We chase after our dreams. We allow others to tell us what we are to do or to desire. Our desire is worldly rather than Godly. Our number one priority is to satisfy our human pleasures.

On the other hand, Jesus showed us what it means to follow the Father’s will. Though He did not want to go to the cross, He did in order to please the Father. He asked that it may not come to pass but submitted to what the Father desired.

Of course, this doesn’t mean we will have to die on a cross! It does mean we likely will need to do some things that we don’t particularly want to do. We may be called to go into an uncomfortable situation to minister to people. God may ask us to perform tasks we would prefer not to. He may even desire for us to go on a foreign mission trip. There are any number of requests that may come from God to us.

We can decide to go where He wants us to go, do what He wants us to do, or decide to go our own way. To follow Jesus, we must do what the Father asks us to do. God would never put us in a situation in which we would be harmed. He loves us too much. Yet, He will put us in difficult and challenging situations so that we learn to rely on Him.

I pray we all decide to follow God’s will. I pray we decide to follow Jesus’ example. I pray each one of us learn to rely on God. Go where God wants you to go. Do what God wants you to do. Trust Him. Choose God’s will over you own. Love God as He loves you.

Matthew 26:39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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