They came to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took Peter, James, and John with him. Distress and anguish came over him, and he said to them, “The sorrow in my heart is so great that it almost crushes me. Stay here and keep watch.” He went a little farther on, threw himself on the ground, and prayed that, if possible, he might not have to go through that time of suffering. “Father,” he prayed, “my Father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet not what I want, but what you want.”Mark 14:32‭-‬36 GNT

The flesh is the chief enemy to divine usefulness. It always stands opposed to God’s will and makes you go your own way. However, you cannot hold to your desires and plans and expect to please God at the same time. You also cannot serve God on your terms. Doing the will of God usually come at a great cost to you. It demands the absolute surrender of your own will, cherished ambitions, dreams, wishes and aspirations.

God’s will is rarely the easy way to follow, but it is always the right way to go in life. Holding on to your way will prevent you from finishing your race in His glorious presence where there is eternal joy and everlasting rest. May God help you this day and always renounce yourself and choose to go God’s way every day of your life no matter the cost in Jesus’ name. Good morning and enjoy a splendid day.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola