When Jesus gave us the model prayer to pray, He said that we should pray for God's will to be done. How many times do we actually pray that prayer? Or does our prayer consist more of asking for what our will is? Do we go to God with our own wants and desires and ask Him to grant them? How many times do we set our sights on something and go after it in prayer begging God to fulfill it? How many times have we assumed that the desire for a particular thing is the will of God, yet never seek to truly find out?
Are you guilty? I have been- we all have been. We say we want God's will, but in reality we only want it when it lines up with what we want. How many times have we asked for our will and God gave it to us, then afterwards wish He hadn't?
Life is much easier, we have more peace, there is more clarity in direction if we will always pray for His will to be done. His will and our will/desire may not always be the same. We may be wanting a "yes" and His will may be "no". We have to be willing to give up and surrender what we want for His will. We have to be willing from the heart to desire the will of God first and foremost above any and all of our own desires. After all, Jesus did not teach us to pray-- Thy will be done, only when it lines up with what my will and desire is.
Have a great day. When you pray, whose will are you praying for to be done?
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