Surrendering to “God’s Will be Done”

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In today’s Bible reading from Acts 21, Agabus warns Paul not to go to Jerusalem, saying he would be bound hand and foot if he were to go. (Acts 21:10-11) Dr. Luke and others urge Paul to not go. But Paul responds, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 21:13 (CSB)

Everyone realizes that Paul has made up his mind and resign themselves to “God’s will be done.” (Acts 21:14)


I think that too often, we resign ourselves to “God’s will be done” negatively out of desperation.

Instead, shouldn’t it be a celebration? We’re giving up our will. We’re surrendering.

This is a good thing. It’s realizing that it’s not about us! It’s coming to the end of ourselves, realizing that God’s will is right. God’s will is best.

Ask God to renew in your mind the fact that it truly is all about Him. Ask Him to remind you that surrender to His will is a good thing.