Put God’s Will above Yours

Daily Devotional

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

The third Godly attitude stated by Jesus to get us to where God wants us to be is that of being “meek”. What does it mean to be “meek”? And why is it important to get us where God wants us to be? To be “meek” is to be humble. Humility is important because the journey to where God is calling you is not over because you have accepted your spiritual shortcomings and expressed Godly sorrow. The next stage in the spiritual growth process is to submit to God’s will. Without humility there is no submission.  John the Baptist was coming from a place of humility when he willingly submitted to God’s will in saying of Jesus “He must increase, but I decrease”.  It takes humility to put God’s will above yours. 

Because submission does not come naturally to us, sometimes it takes us suffering great losses before we finally submit to God.  That is choosing to do it the hard way. King Manasseh was one Bible character that trod this path. He was one of the Kings of Judah that did evil in the sight of the Lord.  Among other things, he promoted idol worshipping and went as far as sacrificing his sons in the fire. He also ignored the instructions from God sent through the prophets that he should surrender to doing thing’s God’s way.   As a result, God allowed him to be removed from his throne and taken as a captive to Babylon. While he was in captivity, 2 Chronicles 33:12 says that he “besought the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly…” That was another way of the scripture saying that he submitted himself to God’s will.

As was the experience of Manasseh, when you choose to put God’s will above yours is when your life outcomes will change. The blessing that accompanies being “meek” is they shall inherit the earth; that means they will possess every good promise and purpose that God has spoken concerning their life.

Life Application: Recognize that despite your best efforts you cannot make it without God and with that understanding choose to consistently put his will above yours.

Prayer: Lord, I surrender to your will and your way. May I decrease and you increase. In Jesus name, amen.

Published by Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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