Have you also noticed that this is one of the most difficult prayers to pray? “Not my will, but Your will be done”. We all tend to go to God in prayer with a list of what we want, how we want it and when we want it. Why we are so demanding and arrogant, I have no idea. Maybe it’s part of the inborn sinful nature. We demand things from God and we get angry at God when He doesn’t do what we wanted on the time we stipulated. How stupid of us. How arrogant of us.
You will know that you have grown spiritually when you can pray the prayer above and mean every word of it. Without fear that God will not meet your needs. When you can pray the prayer above with a peaceful feeling, knowing that God will give you exactly what you need, when you need it, you have matured spiritually. It’s not a prayer for baby Christians. It’s a prayer for Christians who can persevere in faith, waiting patiently but excitedly for God to move and make a way where there seems to be no way.
If you need a way out of your wilderness today – trust God. Pray that His will be done. He will make a way where there seems to be no way.