God has a beautiful plan in our lives, but the question is, "Are we willing to accept it?" The only way to receive His beautiful plan in our lives is to submit to His will because God will not force His will on us if we are unwilling to submit. He has given us the power of choice to do whatever we want. Our sinful nature wants to choose not to submit to God's will and does whatever it wants, and our new nature in the Lord seeks to follow God's way. These two struggles always exist in our lives, and with our own strength, we are too weak to choose God's will. As a result, we need to continually ask God to give us the power to choose His will. The moment we wake up in the morning, we need to ask God to provide us the power to submit to His will so that we can receive His great plan in our lives.
There was a treasure hunter that finally landed in the land where he could find the treasure that he had been looking for. He had the map and the instructions on how to get the treasure. The instructions said that he needed to stay on the trail no matter what happens or else he would die. Also, a warning said, "many people had attempted to get the treasure but ended up dead." As he was walking along the trail, he saw signs that led to other very appealing trails. He almost followed several of them, but at the last moment, he stopped and went back to the right trail. He finally arrived on the top of a mountain and got the treasure. As he was looking down from the mountain, he noticed that there were many dead bones in the valleys. He realized that the other trails that he saw were just illusions to lead people to death.
Just like the treasure hunter, God has given us His word as a map to lead us to life. However, we need to choose to continue to walk in his ways. If we want to accept his wonderful plan in our lives, we have to submit and stay on the right path no matter what happens. And if we are struggling to surrender our lives to God, all we have to do is ask Him to help us submit to Him.
Ask yourself these questions: Why is it that I am struggling to submit to God? What should I do if I am struggling to surrender my life to God?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, I am very thankful that you gave me a Bible that I can read and study so that I can personally know you and your ways. I want your perfect plan in my life. Please give me the power to submit myself to you today. Please help me now with (mention your prayer requests). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.