A Fork in the Road (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 153)
Matthew 26:39 (NLT)
He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”
Learning to obey is one of the greatest lessons a believer can ever learn. Jesus is our example of what it means to obey God the Father whether it feels good or looks comfortable or not. Can you imagine what Jesus must have been thinking when the time came for Him to sacrifice His life on the cross? He could have chosen to turn His back on all humanity and not endure the pain that comes with sacrifice.
There was a fork in the road for Jesus and there is the same for us as well. We can turn our backs on what God has called us to do. We can look for an easy way forward or any possible way out. We can choose to reject the cup that has been handed to us and not play the cards we have been dealt. Or, we can choose to be like Jesus and obey the will of God. It wasn’t an easy decision, but Christ knew it was the best one.
Everyday we are confronted with decisions. Making the right decisions in life is very important — not just in one regard over another but in everything. The outcome of our decision depends on our willingness to obey God’s voice no matter what. Even if it seems silly and doesn’t make sense, obey anyway. God always knows what is best. Ask Him to give you grace and courage to hear, listen, trust, and obey.
“Every outcome of every challenge should reveal how God supplies the grace to make it through the seemingly impossible.”
— Leo Patalinghug