In Matthew 6:10 as part of the model prayer, we find these words: “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
This should be the way we pray each day asking our heavenly Father to let his will be done through us.
We all have an idea of our will. We all have an idea of the way we would like things to go, and most of the time it is for our own benefit.
When faced with any issue in life, we want things to turn out so we come out on top, and it can easily include things like money, power or personal pleasure.
We can be tricked by our key enemy, the devil, into believing that the end result of our will will end up bringing satisfaction and will be for our ultimate good.
Our will is not always bad or wrong, but we need to make sure that it matches God’s will.
Jesus had the right attitude concerning this issue before he went to the cross.
Look at his prayer in Matthew 26:39, where he said, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup (going to the cross) be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
What we need to realize is that the Father’s will results in the ultimate good for mankind while our will can just be about what’s good for just me.
The truth is our heavenly Father knows what’s best, and we have to put our complete trust in this fact and submit to his authority and will.