“Arise, and go into the city.” Acts 9:6
Have you surrendered your will to the Lord? Do you ask Him every day, “What will you have me to do today?” Can you say that this is the prayer of your heart this morning?
The apostle Paul learned that lesson on the road to Damascus, the lesson of surrendering our will to God’s will. Before his conversion, Paul was a zealous and energetic man belonging to the sect of the Pharisees. He thought and wanted to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus. He thought he was doing right, but it was not until he prayed, “ Lord what would You have me do “, that he found out God’s will for his life.
Why do we find it so hard to pray for God’s direction in our lives? Why are we afraid to commit everything to Him? Are we afraid that He will put our lives in danger? Or that He might ask us to do something that we do not want to do? Or maybe require us to go somewhere where we do not want to go? How we react to God’s calling demonstrates how devoted we are to Him. Did you see Paul’s reaction when Christ spoke to him on the road to Damascus? When he realized that he was working against God, he cried, “ Lord, what would you have me to do?” Without any reservation Paul began to follow God’s plan for his life.
Do you find it hard to give up your plans for God’s? Is it hard for you to trust God’s judgement over your own? It was difficult for Ananias to go to Paul and restore his sight. After all Paul was persecuting those who followed Jesus. Yet, he obeyed God when He told him to go.
We need to ask God to help us to trust Him with our lives. We need to meet Him on His terms and not our own. As we begin this day let’s all ask, “ Lord, what would You have me to do today.”