Tuesday, January 6, 2015

I want more than what I want

“And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”” (Matthew 26:39, ESV)

If I wrote down a list of resolutions, one thing would be common to them all: me.

They are the skills valuable to me. They are the interests and virtues worthwhile to me. They are the vices distasteful to me.

Me, me, me.

This year, I want more than me and what I personally find important.

This year, I want what my Savior finds important.

This year, I want to ask a different kind of question: What does God want of me?

Give me more than I want, Lord. Give me what you want.

Not my will, but yours be done.

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