Matthew 26:39: And he went a little farther and fell on his face and prayed saying, O my Father if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will but as thou will.
Jesus, the son of God was both God and human when he walked on the face of the earth. On the night that He was betrayed, He went to the mount of olives after He finished the Passover supper with his disciples. He prayed for some time to His Father and asked Him to take away that cup of suffering that He was about to undergo. Nevertheless, He prayed for the will of His Father.
Jesus, could have refused to undergo the painful pangs of death. He being the King of Kings, could have called for legions of angels to help Him at His hour of crisis, but He chose not to. He just gave Himself up for the complete will of God the Father. How many of us today are willing to submit to God’s will? Many of us choose not to involve God in our lives because we think that God will upset our plans. We refuse to pray for God’s will over the things that we want it done our way. Because Jesus committed Himself to the will of God the Father, God exalted Him and gave Him the name above all names. He was obedient even to death.
Can we make such a commitment with God? Pray about everything but ask for His will over your life. Don’t ask God to do it your way. It is wisdom to ask for His ways and His plans over you. It just takes faith and confidence in the One who called us to trust our life with. God will exalt you to greater heights if you just say, “Lord, not my will but your’s.”