His Will Be Done
“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.… Matthew 6:9
The world and the devil offer us a menu of identities and connected missions that distract God’s man from the original plan. Under these deceptions, we are free to use our resources as we choose. We’re also free to complain in anger and bitterness about our losses and broken dreams.
The turning point in this battle comes when we risk embracing God’s purpose in what we lack; more specifically, when we allow our character to be shaped through contentment with less rather than constantly devoting our time, thoughts, and God-given talents to acquiring more stuff.
In God’s plan, less does not necessarily mean poverty and more does not necessarily mean wealth — each represents something different to every person. God knows the conditions of the heart that preserve God’s best is happening in and through you wherever He has called you to be, and with whatever He has call you to have. That is why contentment means something unique to every man and is something every God’s man is supposed to pray for. ” Feed me with the food that is my portion, that I not be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God”. Proverbs 30:9
It takes maturity and spiritual grit to pray this, but the risk is worth it. Why? Because this prayer strikes at the real issue: preserving your walk with God. He’s not worried about anything else except the spiritual mission He has called us to and the character he needs to complete it.
Father, your love and purpose is wrapped up in me. Thank you for the choice you have made to love me.