Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there”. And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me”. He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” (Matthew 26:36-39)
What would you do if you were in this situation? Jesus was alone, and at this time He could have thrown in the towel, but as we should do, He put His will aside and followed the will of His father.
Ask yourself whether you have been doing the same as Jesus or you have asked for your will to be done. In life, you will face situations that will test your confession of faith to do God’s will. How many times do people say, “Lord, I want to do your will” but when the Gethsemane moment comes, what was said previously is forgotten.
This life will be a consequence of our decisions. Instead of saying “pass the cup”, people should say “give me strength to take this cup”.
Many people believe in God and want to please Him but their life is not progressing. Why? Because they are not ready to do as Jesus did. Maybe you have been passing the cup, but the Holy Spirit has told you to be mindful of the way you speak and the way you handle certain situations.
Though the biggest battle you’ll face will be internal, against your own will, now is the time to say, “Lord, let your will be done” and He will be with you.
So choose to be strong; choose to do as Jesus did. Choose God’s will.