“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
God wants us to align ourselves to the purpose He has set in His sovereign will. We have the power to decide whether or not to align our lives with that purpose. Our decision to submit to the Lordship of Christ includes acknowledging our alignment with His purposes. The sooner we recognize His sovereignty and seek His perfect will, the quicker we will be prepared to fulfill His plan for our lives. This implies the recognition that each one of us has a particular purpose and unique mission in the Kingdom of God. He does not raise robots, or begets children in series, as in a factory assembly line. We have been created, shaped, and prepared for a specific mission.
I remember watching an interview with William Franklin “Billy” Graham Jr. to a television network in which he confessed that he was not God’s first choice to fulfill the ministry he decided to take on. Another person was called to receive that mantle and anointing of the Spirit to perform that assignment, to become an eloquent preacher, to overcome many personal difficulties, to become the counselor to various presidents of the United States and other countries.
Billy Graham accepted the challenge and difficulties of the arduous task and performed it in total submission to God’s plans, and millions accepted the Lord’s redemption through the glorious work of His servant. We must be fully aware that, if we reject God’s plan for our lives, He will raise surrogates to fulfill His will. Despite His omniscience and foreknowledge, God depends on our volitional decision to move. The same applies when accepting His sovereignty over our lives. Hence, let us be responsive to God’s call.
Since we are born we are subject to this shaping process, i.e., to be conformed to the image of Christ, a process that endures throughout our life. We are called to reflect the image of Christ as contributors for the establishment of His Kingdom on earth. Our greatest mission is to perform our calling for the advancement of His will on earth just as it is in Heaven. Jesus’ priestly prayer taught to His disciples includes the supplication for the Father’s will to be done. He declared: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” See Matthew 6:10. This statement assumes individual submission to His eternal plan.
We need to be willing to hear what the Lord has to say to us. This predisposition is expressed or acted upon as we engage in prayer and meditation on the Word.
Source: from the book entitled “The Will of God Amid Crisis”, Author: RC Bruder © 2014 — Orlando, FL, USA.