I pictured seeping a teabag in a cup of hot water. What happens to the tea? It starts to mix with the water. But, what happens if you leave the teabag in too long? The tea is too strong, the water gets cold, it’s not good.
That is what happens when we impose our will on God’s.
If we want to be seeped in His will first we must place ourselves in His hands. He will keep the things in our lives that are His will, it will mix with His. Then we should remove whatever is leftover and throw it away, because what is left isn’t Him, it’s us.
Often we ask for His will and then we plop our will in His and we sit there. What happens? His will can’t be done because we are getting in the way, and it tastes bad.
If we truly long for His will, even if we don’t know what it is, we must trust Him.
We can place ourselves inside His will, even if we don’t know fully what that is and let Him take the things we have that are of His will and mix that with His heart and then we get out of the way. Don’t sit there trying to get what you want, it won’t be good anymore and it won’t ever be His will anymore, it will be ours.
One other danger I often see is that we say we want God’s will but we don’t even get in the hot water, we only pay lip service. Getting in the water is uncomfortable, you might have to let go of some things you care for dearly. But God’s plans are so much better than anything we could ever hope to ask for.
Pray for God’s will, ask to be seeped in it. Let Him get the perfect mixture and then get out of the way. Sit back and enjoy, it’s sure to be a perfect cup of tea!
Try this: Make yourself a cup of tea. Watch the tea mix with the water, as you do pray that God will only take what is pleasing to Him and leave the rest in the bag. As you throw away the teabag picture throwing away your will. Drink the tea and it’s goodness and know that God’s will is good and perfect. Praise Him and thank Him, for He is good.
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done” Luke 22:42