“Not my will, but thine, be done” (Luke 22:42) is an extremely popular saying from the Bible.
Let’s explore what this looks like as you become a vessel for God to work through you in this life.
This work is important as we rise to grace.
Allowing your ego to die
I have to admit the challenges in this action that I’ve experienced in my life.
The thought of losing what I thought was myself was very scary.
Fear took over and my ego was cunning making me think that it wasn’t safe to relinquish control.
I can’t say I’m completely out of the woods, I still have moments.
The irony of it is that, when I do surrender, there is peace in my soul, I am joyful, and experience so much happiness.
When I resist then the opposite happens, I feel stress, overwhelmed, and really sad.
Part of my lesson just yesterday was “Fear is the stranger here,” God and Fear cannot exist in the same space at the same time.
You must make the choice to decide which is the foreign entity.
Learning to listen
People think that we are crazy when we say God talks to us.
If that’s the case then every single one of us is insane.
Your are in constant connection with God.
Not all of us hear God’s voice, some of us feel his presence, see images of his messages, and get a sense of knowing how to interpret the messages.
Listening is tuning in to understand those signals. I encourage you to practice, build the muscle to fine tune your abilities.
This skill will lead you to open up an entire new world of happiness you didn’t realize existed.
This is the work.
Being willing to move when God says move.
Sometimes we, in our limited vision, don’t know “How” to accomplish what God asks of us.
When you acknowledge what he requests and trust that it will all work out in God’s timing that’s willingness.
I’m certain we have all attempted to muscle our way through something we have had no clue how to do.
It’s hard, challenging, and yet when you let yourself be guided, yielding to God’s will the same tasks become effortless and easy.
This is the culmination of becoming a vessel for God.
“But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)