Not My Will, But Your Will

One of the most amazing teachings in the Bible involving surrender involves Jesus surrendering to the Father. He knelt in a garden and prayed, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will" (Matt. 26:39).

Even with this supreme example of surrender, we still find the act of surrender uncomfortable and hard. The reason for this is that when we surrender, we are no longer in control and that is hard for us. But when we surrender to Jesus, we can be confident that we are placing our lives into the hands of the One who knows best what to do with it. We can be confident in saying, "Okay, Jesus, today You lead, and I will follow. Whatever I have to do in my relationships, my body, my health, and my finances are in Your hands. I won't try to figure out the rest of my life today. My sole focus is only today. Jesus, I surrender to You. You lead. I'll follow."

Where do you need Jesus to lead you? Will you follow?

~ Tim Hall (I encourage feedback, questions & comments - email me at