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. You cannot hold to your personal desires and plans and expect to please God at the same time. You also cannot serve God at your own terms.Doing the will of God comes at a great cost to you. It demands 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 own way will prevent you from finishing your race at His glorious presence where there is
eternal joy and everladting rest. May God help you this day and always to totally renounce self and choose to go God’s way everyday of your life no matter the cost in Jesus name. Good morning and enjoy a splendid weekend.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola