I have admitted to myself recently that I actually fear the will of God. I have a fear that totally aligning my life with the will of God will actually cause me pain. And then I realized my mistake; my fear response was a natural response and many times natural responses are not the best. One of Satan’s greatest lies is getting us to believe God’s way is costly and Satan’s or our natural, fleshly way is on sale, cheaper, less costly. Satan’s ways will always and immediately result in spiritual, psychological, and physiological(actual brain and heart) damage.
The Word of God continually calls us to transcend living…to go beyond what is natural to what is supernatural. God’s will is so much deeper than our understanding. And though His will may entail sacrifice and pain, remember that His will not only does what is good for us…it does what is best for us.
Through God’s will He will accomplish what is best for you.
Today, practice submission to authority. Stop at every stop sign, don’t go over the speed limit, pass up that cookie or extra serving, go to bed at the right time, don’t look at the cleavage, hold your tongue, look to serve your spouse, and write a thank you letter to the King of the Universe who is giving you and your life special attention, guidance, and instruction. Take a deep breath and dive into the depths of absolute trust in Him. Live by faith…not by sight.
I confess Father that while I pray for Your Will to be done, I am often afraid at what this will actually entail. I know that at times Your Will includes discomfort and sometimes even pain. When I am hurting; physically, emotionally, spiritually – I search for ways to relieve or escape my pain. The escape becomes my focus as I obsess about how I will relieve the pain, and not how do I connect with you and receive Your answers to my problems. I pray to You Father to help me really believe that Your way is perfect. In Your perfect son’s name, JESUS CHRIST – AMEN!
As for God, his way is perfect…He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.
2 Samuel 22:31
We live by faith, not by sight
2 Corinthians 5:7
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.