This week’s reading is from Mathew chapter 26. In verse 39 we find Jesus praying in the Garden. He was greatly troubled, knowing what was about to happen. He did not want to go through with the horrible crucifixion that was awaiting Him. He was praying to His Father, “If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless, not as I will but as You will.” This was the moment of decision for Jesus. Was He going to go through with this or was He going to do what He wanted to do?
I believe at some time in everyone’s life we all come to a place like this. We are challenged to let go of the control of our lives and surrender our wills to the will of God. This is never an easy thing to do, especially the older we get. We like to be in control of our lives and make our own decisions. But there will come a time when we have to decide who is going to be the boss or the Lord of our lives. Jesus was struggling, as we all will, but He finally came to the right decision, “Not my will, but yours be done.”
It may not be the easy road that we are called to walk, but if God is calling us to surrender it is always the better road to walk. Have you surrendered your life to Him yet? If not, why not? If so how has it been?