He came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. When he reached the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not come into the time of trial.” Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.” Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and gave him strength. In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground. When he got up from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping because of grief, and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not come into the time of trial.” (Luke 22:39-46, NRSV)
Have you ever gotten to that point you did not want to go on?
Or maybe you wanted tog o on, you just couldn’t see how you could go on?
Have you ever questioned what you know you are suppose to do with your life?
We have all been there. We feel like there is something we need to do, and yet we are reluctant to try it. We are reluctant to follow where we are being sent…
Maybe we are reluctant for good reason. Maybe part of our life has to die in order for us to move forward. Maybe we have to move to a new place and will lose many friends over what we need to do…
Do not fret, we are in good company. Jesus the night before His trip to the cross asked God if there was another way. “Do we have to do it this way…”
Jesus questioned God. He knew where He was going and what it was going to cost. He did not want to do it. He wanted another option. A plan B…
Yet He did not stop with His question of the plan… He accepted it. He said, “Are you sure this is the only way? And if you are sure, then what you want, not what I think is best.”
We need to give up control, and know that if it is meant to be, God will be in it, and it will happen regardless of how much we get in the way of it!
Step out in faith and know that God will be there as He promised, not to make it easy, but to see you make it through!