Your Will, Your Way

“You can go your own way, go your own way”, sings Fleetwood Mac. The song rings in my mind as it was used a few years back in National Car Rental TV ads.

 

Yup. That’s what this world tells you.

 

Go your own way.

Do what makes you feel happy.

The world is your oyster.

WYW (Whatever You Want)

 

As a disciple of Christ I want His will to be done in my life. Yes to YOUR will Lord is a consistent prayer of mine. I’ve recently come to discover hidden in the dark recesses of my heart, in a tucked away-cobwebbed corner was a sign that said, “YOUR WILL, My Way”. Those two avenues travel in completely different directions. To bring myself into alignment, I have repented. Jesus has shed light in that dark corner and His light has permeated my ME-ness.

 

You know ME-ness.

 

What I want. What I don’t want. What I’m willing to do. How much I’m willing tolerate. What won’t cause me too much inconvenience. What works within my schedule.

 

I. I. I.

 

Me. Me. Me.

 

Can you relate? Ever suffer from of case of ME-ness?

 

Enough of self. Self take a knee and bow down to GREATER is HE!

 

With clean hands and a pure heart, I say yes Your Will and Your Way.

 

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6:10

 

Then ME crept up a little again. And a second time, I asked if I could have my way.

 

Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying,

“O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it,

Your will be done.”

Matthew 26:42

 

He gently answered, “Instead of trying to pray it away, pray that MY grace will carry you through”. Click To Tweet

 

So again I had to declare, YOUR WILL, YOUR WAY. My best-laid plan of my way, gives way to the Lord directing my steps

 

 

A man’s heart plans his way,

But the Lord directs his steps.

Proverbs 16:9

 

Plans with my husband, plans for my children, plans for my ministry, plans for this blog, plans for my future…

 

There are many plans in a man’s heart,

Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.

Proverbs 19:21

 

I really did think I was being obedient to walking out His will. And while that was mostly true, I really desired for His will to be deliver in the way I wanted. I was committed to His will but I wanted it to come dressed in wrapping paper and a bow of my choosing. But what if the gift comes wrapped in newspaper or brown paper bags. Will we receive it or reject it?

 

Yes to YOUR WILL and Yes to YOUR WAY.  While the light that permeated my ME-ness was piercing, sharp and cut right through me like a laser, I give thanks that He loves me enough to expose my hidden me so that HE is free to BE.

As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired To Live Fully!
Happy to connect with others sharing the Good News Purposeful Faith

10 replies
  1. Lux
    Lux says:

    I’m guilty of praying for something away or asking for something that is not really good for me. Good thing we can’t persuade God that our will is better than His. 🙂

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  2. Candace
    Candace says:

    So much truth here, Tyra! “Your will, Your way.” We should all say that periodically throughout the day as a gentle reminder. It really flows beautifully. You are so right about the me me me world we live in. I definitely have my moments there as well. Too many people focus on what will make them happy, instead of how we can serve. Thank you for this important reminder that we can all relate to!

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    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      Candace,
      My Pastor says the Lord is more concerned with shaping our character than with our comfort and happiness. While living His will, His way isn’t always comfortable, its what molds us into His image.

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  3. June
    June says:

    Oh, yes, Tyre! The “I” complex. I know it well. It’s a daily battle, is it not? And yet, as we continue to seek Him, we can trust that He will continue the good work He began in us. Inspiring post!

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  4. Mrs. Marlon
    Mrs. Marlon says:

    Ohhh, Sister Tyra how I praise HIS HOLY NAME with you this morning! This has been a season of correction for me. But, oddly enough HIS correction excites me and makes me feel so loved. It does help knowing that HE tells us in the WORD “HE chastens those HE loves.” (Smile) I too desire to live in GOD’S PERFECT WILL! This morning I was listening to a message from Pastor John K. Jenkins…he stated “a LIE the enemy tells us is, that God wants us to be happy. But, the TRUTH is GOD is not concerned rather or not if we are happy, but HE is more concerned about our character.” WOOOO! That right there, leaped in my spirit and made me shout…Because in this season of correction HE is changing my character!!! Man, if I could do emoji’s I would put the little man who dances a jig!!! Lol! Glory to HIS name! Thank you for today’s words of INSPIRATION!

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    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      I vividly recall that message from Pastor Jenkins that you’re referring to. The refining process doesn’t always feel good or make us happy but we come out with a mind more aligned with Christ and a heart that is more full of His love.

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