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Acts 21:14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

Be resolute in carrying out God’s will even if it may seem like doing so may bring you hurt. It was God’s will for Paul to go to Jerusalem. He knew that great difficulties awaited him there so much so that he told the Ephesians brethren in Acts 20:25 that they would not see his face again. What he already knew was confirmed to him through the prophet Agabus in Acts 21:11. He took Paul’s girdle and bound his hands and feet and told him thus said the Holy Ghost, “so shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles”. When the believers who were present heard it, they begged Paul not to go to Jerusalem. Paul’s response was that he was willing to not only go, but also die for the name of the Lord. Why did Paul respond in this way? He knew it was the will of God to go to Jerusalem and he would not allow fear of what would meet him there stop him from going. Paul was willing to do whatever it took for God’s will to be done.

Jesus also was willing to do what it took for God’s will to be done in the garden of Gethsemane. Being human, he would have rather not faced the pain and agony he was about to experience, but yet he said not my will, but thy will be done.

How far are you willing to go for God’s will to be done? Would you put your only son on the altar like Abraham (Genesis 22:9)? Also, at the request of the Lord, would you walk naked and barefooted for 3 years as Isaiah (Isaiah 20:3)? Or would you allow your fears and desire for comfort keep you from doing God’s will? If that was the case in the past, it’s time to turn a new leaf: make the central theme of your life be that of God’s will being done.

Life Application: Resolve to do the Father’s will regardless of what it may cost you.

Prayer: Lord, May your will be done in my life even if it makes me uncomfortable. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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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