Life is full of much uncertainty with no one knowing what today or tomorrow may bring. Some say to live life to it's fullest with total disregard of following any path that is void of your own will. Although temporary satisfaction may be the result of such a lifestyle, the end result may lead to a destiny that is far less than desirable for the self absorbed individual.
What about the one who trusts God and submits to the will of God? Does that bring a certainty in life? Does one find satisfaction in the will of God? A life of losing one's will for God's will does not provide certainty for day to day living nor does it always provide a temporary satisfaction, but the end result leads to a satisfaction and destiny that is far above anything we could obtain, achieve or imagine by following our own will.
Losing our will for God's will often leads us into uncertainty and if we are not careful it will lead us into a fear that will cause us to not reach the full potential of what God has for us to do. Fear is not of God, and when it begins to show it's frightful head, we are in risk of missing the life that God is leading us into and we will miss it if we allow the fear of uncertainty to overcome us.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, was hand picked by God to bring Jesus into our world. Her submission to God's will for her life would bring much uncertainty, ridicule, and even pain to her. When the revelation of God's will came to her, fear came with it. The revelation was from God; the fear was not. In the midst of oncoming fear, God gave her the reassurance she needed through His Word. We can always count on Gods Word for the reassurance needed on our journey.
And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end." (Luke 1:30-33 ESV)
Through Mary, the Savior of the world was born and the kingdom of God was established on earth through Him. His kingdom now is within Christ followers and Jesus is ruling over it. As each Christ follower loses their will for the will of Christ, they will follow Him in total abandonment and Jesus' kingdom will be enlarged on earth as faithful followers stay busy continuing His point of need ministry until He returns with the consummation of His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
I encourage you today to move forward in total abandonment to Jesus and His will for your life. Take it a step at a time and always remember to keep your eyes fixed on Him. He will take you on a wonderful journey and His kingdom will be enlarged in you and through you. You will be satisfied!
Know that you are loved,
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