I’ve been talking about purpose for several weeks now. But only today, did it occur to me that maybe I won’t actually enjoy the purpose God has for me. Maybe I would choose something easier and more glamorous! What if It’s not my personal choice? In Luke 22:42 Jesus is praying to Father God and says “Father, if it is your will, take this cup from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Your’s be done“. Jesus is saying here that this purpose is not His 1st choice, because He knows the torture that is coming but nevertheless, ‘not My will but Your’s”. “If there is any way that I can get out of this and Your purposes still be accomplished…I would rather not be beat, tortured and crucified. but…not my will but yours”.
So, this being said, why would I think that my Purpose would be easy? Why would I think that my purpose will be my first choice? Maybe God has plans to accomplish something bigger than me and that I have to suffer for it? Now my question to myself…”Am I still willing to fulfill my purpose?” Even if it isn’t easy? Even if I don’t enjoy it? Even if it is hard and uncomfortable?
In John 12:27 Jesus says, “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour? But for this Purpose I came to this hour.” Jesus is saying, how can I ask Father to save me from this? This is My purpose! I came to earth for this. I must fulfill My purpose!
What about you? Are you willing to do whatever God has purposed? No matter what it is?
I will certainly be contemplating this this week!
Father, help me be willing to do whatever you purpose. Whether it is my choice or not. Knowing it is yours, give me the strength to fulfill it!
Come on and talk to me! What do you think? Are you willing to choose God’s purposes over your own?