He walked away, perhaps a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed this prayer: “Father, if you are willing, please take away this cup of horror from me. But I want your will, not mine.” Luke 22:42
One of the greatest lessons God has been teaching me in the past three years is that of total surrender to His will. His will not my will.
Of course, in order to surrender to His will, we have to first believe that He is who He says He is, and we have to believe that we are lost without God. In what seems to unbelievers as weakness, those of us who have surrendered our lives to God realize we now operate from a place of strength.
We often see people we love doing things that we know, according to what we have learned from the Word of God, is something that is not only bad for them but evidentially will do them more harm then good.
As those who know what a difference God has made in our lives we want to rush right in and tell them that if they continue on the path they are on nothing good can come out of it.
What God has lovingly taught me in the last three years is to keep my mouth shut. In this case I am talking about adults here. People we love often take a path that worries us so much, that in our zeal for the Lord, we refuse to accept. We decide, often, to cut that person out of our lives.
God wants us, at that time to trust Him, keep quiet and let Him work in the person’s life. This is not the time to push the person away; instead it’s a time to show them the love of God in it’s purest, unselfish, best.
It’s very hard to do that if someone is close to you. But, beloved of the Lord, you MUST do exactly that.
We often see Christians with judgmental, condemning spirits who try to manipulate friends and family to do things their way.
What God has shown me is that my job is to love and trust Him enough to keep my loved one out of harms way, while He moves in that person’s life to bring about complete and total surrender.
In the meantime, we are to love the individual unconditionally. We are to release them to God and let Him work in their lives.
If we cut out relationship with the person, that doesn’t do things the way WE think they should, we then take the one person out of their life that they can come to when things really do fall to heck in a hand basket.
In one of my times of fretting over a situation in my life I felt the Lord lovingly speak the following to my heart, “Do not be anxious *** is in my care. I carry my little lambs when they you are not able to do so. Rely on ME for I am ever watchful, and the tenderness of MY heart exceeds that of any human, including YOU.”
We have to put our loved ones lovingly in the arms of Jesus. His hands are healing hands and we can count on Him to bring our loved ones, the ones we are praying for, to wholeness and perfection, whether here on earth or in the fathers home in heaven.
Are hearts are often so bound in love for the person that we can’t stand to see them hurt. We often look at the situation and we know, that we know, it will turn out badly. Our place is simply to pray about the situation and bite our tongues. Everything in the kingdom of God happens in God’s timing. Not ours.
When we release our need to reprimand, judge, or figure things out, we can then trust God for a good and perfect outcome.
Often it is through hard times that a person learns their greatest lessons.
Someone reading this needs to let go and let God deal with the situation that is causing them grief. God wants you to quit being manipulative and let HIM be God and He will bring the thing you are praying about to a swift and perfect solutions.
In His Unconditional Love,