Make The Trade - by Mylon Avery

"Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven." - Matthew 6:10

What if I offered you $1,000 and all you had to do was give me $100? Would you make the trade? 

As God's child, you probably know that God has a will. In other words, He has a way He wants things to turn out in your life. He planned it before you were born and created you for it. You probably know that it's a good plan, that he loves you and wants to give you abundant life. Unfortunately, many Christians never truly embrace God's will for their lives. It's not because they don't believe in it. It's because they have plans of their own. They've fallen in love with their own version of how things should turn out. It's like holding tightly to that $100 when God is offering so much more. 

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, - Ephesians 3:20

...; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. - John 10:10

For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11

The Bible is very clear - God has a plan for you and it is by far the best life you could ever live. But we have doubts, we hesitate, and hold onto our own vision of things. I think the doubt comes from not knowing. God doesn't tell us everything. He doesn't lay out exactly what we will do or where we will end up. He simply says follow me, and it's our job to trust Him. In essence, He is asking you to give Him your $100 before you know what you're getting in return, and that can be difficult. 

But if you know God. If you truly know Him in all of His goodness and love, then you can trust that His plan for you is better than your own. So, make the trade. Stop thinking about losing your own plan and get excited about His plan. Be willing to let go of your will and gladly embrace His. It is in His will that you will live your best, most amazing life.  

Mylon Avery 

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