It is one thing to pray for God’s will to be done in your life, but it is quite another to accept His will. Many of us talk a good game about wanting His will for our lives, but once it is revealed, we get scared and we run away from it. We let fear take over. Or we refuse to accept it because God’s will actually isn’t what we wanted at all. I can say all of this because I’ve been there and in many ways, I am there right now. I’ve long prayed for God’s will and purpose to be revealed in my life, but I never really took into consideration how I would respond to the revelation. I realize that not only should my prayer be, “Thy will be done” but also, “Let me accept thy will.”
God’s word in Isaiah 55:9, says, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Thankfully, He’s above us and knows what is best for us. In this life, we are all searching for our purpose and asking for His will to be done. But let us keep in mind that OUR will is not always HIS will. Let us not be blindsided and naive to think that as we ask, so we are ready for it to be revealed and respond accordingly. I pray that as each of us comes to a point in our lives where we dare to ask God to reveal HIS will for us, He would put us in a place of acceptance of what He reveals to us. It may not be what we want, but it will surely be what we need in order to live a life fully invested in Him. When fear attempts to consume us, He is the destroyer of the fear by His perfect love for we know it casts out all fear! When He see that we are tempted to turn back and ignore His will, may He chasten our spirits and help us to see that He only wants the best for us. May we realize that anything He brings into our lives and anything He reveals to us is for our good. May we have a spirit of acceptance and a heart open to His moves in our lives. Most of all, let us never get so caught up in seeking Him out for a revelation that we forget to seek Him, for Him. Let us always desire to be with God above all things. Seeking His kingdom first and letting everything else be added afterwords. Letting His love surround us and cast out any fear or doubts. May we live in love with Him, accept HIS will for our lives and give us the proper response to HIS revelation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!