“Just because you love something doesn’t mean it’s my will for you,” the Holy Spirit who lives inside Jesus’ followers told me.
I had been seeking the Lord for the umpteenth time in years past regarding my location on the road full-time for Jesus and ministry and the details of where I would stay next.
In case you think it is perfectly obvious that what we love and want for ourselves is NOT necessarily God’s will, I would agree that for many this truth is well known. But just because we KNOW what we love and desire may NOT be God’s will for our lives does NOT mean we are willing to acknowledge this, to accept it, and to act accordingly i.e. to live in obedience to God and His will for us.
Sad to say I have a long history of pretending and acting like I didn’t know the Lord’s will, knowing God’s will but justifying my disobedience, and working hard, pridefully, and foolishly to convince God that my will for myself is best. God has done a mighty work in my life over the years and has been teaching me day by day to be fully surrendered to Him and to His will for my life day in and day out.
I have spent far too long hanging on for dear life to what my flesh loves and wants instead of letting it go and hanging on for dear life to God, the Bible, and His plans and purpose for my life.
Praise the Lord He has taught me the right way to live is to live for Him according to His will and ways and that THERE IS NO GREATER JOY AND PRIVILEGE AND BLESSEDNESS THAN IN THE LORD, HAVING A FOREVER RELATIOSNHIP WITH HIM, AND LIVING TOTALLY DEVOTED TO GOD AND HIS WAYS! Hallelujah!
Need to do some letting go? ANYTHING we love that does not line up with God’s will for our lives we must let go and live humbly, faithfully, and blessedly in obedience to the Lord God almighty.
May this message be a loving encouragement to surrender all to the Lord and to live in obedience to Him now and forevermore, AMEN!
I am so encouraged reading in the Bible about how Moses sacrificed pleasure for the Lord. Please note the reward to which He looked so very forward! The greatest reward? The Lord and forever with Him, Hallelujah!
“By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.” Hebrews 11:24-26 NKJV