Have you ever heard yourself saying, “Oh God, please don’t make me (insert worst case scenario here)…
I have. It usually turns out that He doesn’t make me do whatever it is I don’t want to do, but I somehow end up doing it anyway.
Well, I found myself saying it again. Before I could get the words out, I realized what I was doing. So, instead of asking Him to “not make me do that” I changed my prayer to “Please align my heart with yours.”
Phew! That was close! I don’t want to be wanting anything against His will. Furthermore, I don’t want to be running from something He has called me to do. When I run, one of two things happen: either I run around in circles until I obey, or I miss out on the thing He has called me to.
There are two types of people in this world: those who are used through God; and those who are used by God.
“For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ” (1 Cor. 2:16).