As I read the book of John I can’t help but notice the humility of Jesus. He completely submitted His will to the father. Everything He did was the fathers desire.
“Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.”
John 4:34 NLT
I have a confession to make
As I examine myself I can admit that for a very long season I have not surrendered my will to the father. I have been trying to navigate my life on my own, hoping that God will agree with my life decisions. This is a bad spot to be in because it leads us to a fruitless life.
“My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.”
John 4:34 NLT
The last couple of years or more I’ve been lacking nourishment. Feeling unhealthy in my soul. I’ve been tired, weary, disappointed, and frustrated. Life experiences and situations navigated me to these areas but the lack of completely surrendering to the Father kept me from rerouting back to His destination.
What do I mean by my lack of surrendering? For me, it was unintentional. When you experience life disappointments, and hurt from others, it is easy to get in survival and self-preservation mode that causes us to rely on ourselves unconsciously.
As I read the life of Jesus in the book of John I am compelled to stop trying to control my life and fulfill my ideas and my desires. Those who are reading this, join me and decide to completely follow Jesus and surrender your will to His, even if it’s not what you want, even if it destroys all your plans and ideas that you’ve invested in. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of running my life, I want to produce fruit for my king and the only way to be successful in doing so, is to do what He tells me and shows me.
Questions To Ask Yourself
- Where am I at in this?
- How have the recent years been?
- What am I going to do about it?
I’ll leave you with this verse
“So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.”
John 5:19 NLT