Is It The Lord’s Will?

James wrote that our lives are but a mist or a vapor. Like the steam that rises above a kettle of boiling water, they are here one moment and gone the next. Yet we make plans as though we will live on this earth forever. Rather than making our plans for what we want to do, we should surrender our lives to God’s will. James wrote:

Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” – James 4:15 (NIV)

When was the last time you consulted the Lord about His will for your life? When was the last time you prayed, “Thy will be done.”? When was the last time you meant it? It’s one thing to say it and another to mean it. To actually mean it means that you are OK with whatever God says. If He says, “No.” it means that you trust that He has something better in mind. It means that if He says, “Go.” that you are ready to drop everything and follow His lead. Praying that the Lord’s will is done requires total surrender to His will, whatever that means for us.

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