Your will be done.
We pray those words daily. They are part of The Lord’s Prayer.
We have to be prepared to pray them blindly.
That is submitting to God.
If we could envisage ourselves in a long corridor of closed doors and we knew it to be God’s domain. Could we trust Him sufficiently each day to know that we could open that door wide and walk boldly through into whatever was behind it?
No looking back or leaving your foot in the door to get back if we decided to.
That is the faith and trust He would ask of us.
The belief and trust that His will for us is the ultimate best for us.
We are so used to being in control, independently responsible for our own decisions that understandably this can appear alien.
Similarly we can become so invested and intent on doing it our way and thinking it is best and the only way.
We begin to think we would not like it to be any other way but our way. The song I did it my way comes to mind!
Strangely when we do look straight ahead and open the door God has placed in front of us and walk purposely forward into His plan we actually discover it to be just right and that we couldn’t have chosen any better way and that we are aligned to peace, joy and contentment.
We don’t have time to look back and finish off other jobs or go back and sort things out first there is nothing more important in the moment than stepping forward into Jesus’ way.
We can be confident that God will have everything that needs to be in hand and that we step forward with a clean slate, everything has already been dealt with.
If we truly believe that the Will of God is perfect then we can pray our daily prayer confidently
Your will be done. Your kingdom come .
The illustration is inspired by the question do we walk unhesitatingly through the Closed door before us trusting in the Lord, submitting to His way or do we keep our foot in it fearful of wanting to stay in control ourselves?
Two scriptures that come to mind:
No one, after putting his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God (Luke 9:62)
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”Romans 12:2 ESV
The song is I will trust in You. By Lauren Daigle