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“I want your will, Lord!” How many times have we said that? Sometimes we think we are sure that we want God’s will to be done … … until we find ourselves trying to help him along the way. Sometimes we think we want God’s will. But, let us be honest here, what if God’s will is not what we want? We ask that His will be done in this season. What if His will is...
Priscilla Sart Priscilla Sart6 months ago10 min

“I want your will, Lord!”

How many times have we said that? Sometimes we think we are sure that we want God’s will to be done …

… until we find ourselves trying to help him along the way.

Sometimes we think we want God’s will. But, let us be honest here, what if God’s will is not what we want? We ask that His will be done in this season. What if His will is not what we thought it would be? What if His will is presented differently? In your season of singleness, perhaps we have asked that God’s will be done, more than we can count. But…

How many times have we caught ourselves trying to find the solution?

In the movie War Room, Miss Clara says, “You got to plead with God so that He can do what only He can do. And then you got to get out of the way and let Him do it.”

One reason we find ourselves trying to “help” God is because we do not trust Him enough. That sounds like an easy reason, but it truly affects how we view this season. The Bible, of course, tells us to trust time and time again, but how often to we practice this directive? 

Proverbs 3:5-6says, “Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in ALL your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Period.

If we trust God like He wants us to, like we claim we do, we will not seek out our own will. Maybe that is why our paths look crooked; maybe that’s why we keep making the same mistakes over and over again.

That’s got to be frustrating.

If we trust God like He wants us to, we would not be posting pictures on our social media in the hopes that he or she will finally notice us. I know I’m guilty of that. More than once. Another reason we even do this is because we view this single season as a cage, something restricting like the four walls of an aquarium. We think, “If only I had this person by my side, it would be better.” But like the fish in the aquarium, it should not be a restriction, because what we have to understand that existing the aquarium …

… would actually kill us. A fish can’t survive on dry land. Let us look at another scenario …

Maybe God has brought this person into your life, but they are not who you thought they would be. The truth is, we ask that God’s will be done, but we lowkey want ours.

Again, what if His will is presented differently? If we desire God’s will in this season (and really, in any other season), and we want to actually mean it when we ask Him, here are some truths to know:

 

1. God’s thoughts and ways are not like ours. Isaiah 55:8 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.” Let’s think about that for a second. He can blow our minds away because his ideas are way beyond ours. They exceed our expectations.

 

2. We must let Him change the way we think. When we come before God in worship, opening ourselves up before Him, He shows us our hearts. The only way God can work on our minds is if we ask Him. Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is {you will learn to know what His will is} — his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” Perhaps we are stuck in our own mindset, and that is why we are uncertain about what his will is.

Or who His will for us is.

Ephesians 4:23 puts it this way: “Let the Spirit change your way of thinking.”

If God changes our thoughts; if we ask Him to do the renewing, we will want His will for real, and our will will match His.

And we will be content in the aquarium, trusting that God is in control. 

Priscilla Sart

Priscilla Sart

Priscilla Sart is an artist with a purpose. She is also a chemistry graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University, and has been in love with writing since elementary school. Alongside writing, she has a passion for teaching, acting, singing, and fitness modeling, and has performed in related showcases. Her utmost desire is using her gifts in making Jesus known. Priscilla is originally from Delta, Nigeria. Follow her on Instagram @priscasart and read more at purposeandfreedom.org.

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