And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. Matthew 26:39
The night before Jesus was crucified, he asked God to change his mind three times because he knew the suffering he was going to endure. But Jesus willingly laid down his life for us all because it was Gods will for his life.
How many of us are following Gods will for our life? Or are you following your own will? Sometimes Gods plan doesn’t always seem like it’s the best plan, but just like Jesus, his plan is for the greater good of his Kingdom and not our Kingdom.
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41
Some might say why is Jesus acting like this? Isn’t he the Messiah? The Son of God? Yes he is but he was human at this point, he felt everything just as we feel.
It’s a great statement when he says “the Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak”, doesn’t that sum us up mostly? We all want to serve God but we get sidetracked whether it be temptation or pain or depression..there are many things that keep us from Gods will
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. Matthew 26:42
Again Jesus asked God again to change his mind, but as he said if its Gods will then let it be done. Jesus knew Gods plan was greater than his plan and he stayed obedient and fulfilled Gods will
We also need to trust Gods plan for us and have the same attitude, “if its Gods will then let it be done”, because we know God knows best for us.
And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. Matthew 26:44
Jesus prayed a third time for God to change his mind, but he knew Gods will for him and faithfully accepted his assignment.
Notice how Jesus casted his cares to God thru prayer, we should do the same. Build a relationship with your Heavenly Father, let him know your thoughts and feelings. He knows every hair on your head and every tear that you cry.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10
Just as Jesus prayed in the Lords prayer, its important to remember its Gods will and not our will. Truest your Heavenly Father for his plans are greater than our plans in Jesus Name Amen