27 June 2015

Your Will Be Done

Jesus taught his disciples to pray, “Your will be done” (Matthew 6:10), but I am increasingly challenged this week to actively and continually pray those words in my own life.

The problem comes because I can only look back. By that I mean I can only see my life as it has unfolded over the last 50-odd years. (Very odd in some places!) There have been good times and bad times. Many things have occurred that I have found it tough to accept. Some things have happened that I would never have chosen. Some opportunities have come my way that were quite literally beyond my wildest dreams!

However, I can only think about altering or changing the course of my life in the here and now. A few changes still need to be made - I have been struggling with making these choices in recent weeks.

However, God sees the whole picture. The entire tapestry of my life. Past, present and future. Thus, His perspective is far superior to mine. I therefore need this tremendous resource if I am to make the wisest decision.

If I continue to accept His will for my life (as is likely), I must acknowledge that the way He may choose for me to follow may not be easy. My recent posts on this blog have shown that God will not spare us from problems - however He will be with me every step of the way.

...we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28, NIV).

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