Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. —Philippians 2:12-13
We are all commissioned to grow up in Him to the point where we accept and walk in His will in every area of our lives. It is the difference between infancy and maturity.
True maturity comes when God’s will can be worked through your will. This can only happen when your flesh is dead enough, and your will becomes submitted enough and you have been truly resurrected with Christ. Then what you will is not your will, but God’s.
When you are dead to your own will, you can get up at 4:00 in the morning to pray; you can forgive the hurt; and you can have peace in the midst of the storm.
When you have grown into the fullness of the image of Jesus your prayer will be, “Not my will, but thine be done.” God will then answer your prayer and impregnate you with His will for your life.
Lord Jesus, I submit my will to Yours. I pray that
You do whatever You desire in my life.
I am yours, O Lord. Amen.
Taken from charisma mag
It’s a hard call to die to self. To no longer want the acclaim for yourself, but to submit to God in everything. To no longer hide behind the walls of safety, but to be out on the ramparts, watching, waiting. Knowing that your safety is paramount to Him, that in our submission to His will, we are safe. Safe in Him. He is my refuge and my high tower.