Matthew 21:1-2 …then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.
It was God’s will for Jesus to ride on a donkey as stated in Zechariah 9:9, so when it was time for that to happen, Jesus got up and got it done. Likewise, when it was time for Jesus to go to the cross, although he would have rather not endure the suffering, he still went and got it done. What is God’s will for your life? What is it that God has promised or purposed concerning you? It is time now to get it done.
To get the Father’s will done, we must become as effective as Jesus is in getting His will done. There were three (3) contributing factors to Jesus’ effectiveness that we need to emulate. First, Jesus knew the will of God concerning His life. Until we are aware of what God has purposed for our lives, we cannot walk into it. Abraham, David, Moses, Joseph were only a few of many that could be mentioned that walked into God’s promise and purpose after they became aware of it.
The second attribute that contributed to Jesus’ effectiveness is that He could discern the timing of the Father. Jesus’ ministry lasted for 3 years, and he was fully aware that He was supposed to ride on the donkey. Why did he wait until it was close to the time when His ministry on earth ended to do it? He waited because that was the timing of the Father.
The third contributing factor to Jesus’ effectiveness was his ability to seize the moment. Having discerned the Father’s timing for His will to be done, Jesus did whatever it took to seize the moment. The best example of that was his sojourn to the cross. Dying on the cross was the will of the Father and to get there He had to endure being spat upon, struck with their fists, and lashed many times. Enduring these things would have caused some of us to quit; Jesus persevered through the suffering to seize the moment.
Even though you are facing struggles today, if God has spoken, the struggle does not change the fact that it is the Father’s will. Seize the moment by doing whatever it takes to get it done.
Life Application: Fulfil God’s will for your life by knowing the will of God, discern His timing for you to walk therein and seize the moment.
Prayer: Lord, let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I will purposely walk in your will daily. In Jesus’ name, amen.