Teach Me to do Your Will

Psalm 143.10 nkjv

In considering God’s will for your life, let’s begin with: what you pretend to be.

When you know you’re doing God’s will, you can drop the mask. You don’t have to convince people you’re important while secretly fearing you’re not. Nothing is more boring or disconcerting than someone who name drops in order to make an impression. A newly promoted lieutenant pretended to be on the phone with a general. “Yes General, you can count on me, Sir,” he said, as he banged the receiver down. Turning to the private he asked what he wanted. “I’m just here to connect your phone sir,” the private stated.

Pretending to be what you’re not is hard work. That’s why you feel so tired after a first date, a job interview, or when you’re around people that expect you to project a certain image. Deep inside you are an unpretentious person. And it’s such a relief not having to act more humble than you are, or feign that you pray more, or know more about the Bible than you really do. The good news is that you never have to pretend with God; genuine brokenness pleases HIM more than spiritual pretentiousness.

To fulfill HIS will and become the person He wants you to be, you need to be honest about who you really are. The Psalmist prayed, “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my GOD; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.”

So be who you are. When you do that, God will do the rest!

 

 

Taken from: The Word for you Today – Tuesday January 13, 2015

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