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One Minute with God: The Battle of the Wills

Like gladiators who are known to overpower their opponents and never surrender in battle or like a soldier who has been trained to go beyond enemy lines to establish dominance - we all are edging our way through this universe to mark our territory until we can yell our victory chant. The most powerful force in the mantra of human affairs is the human will.

Every day we wake up in the morning, we are forced to look at ourselves. We are trained to take selfies, encouraged to self reflect, are bombarded with self improved books and messages, and are even forced to self promote. Everything seems to focus on self-image these days. Contrary to sociological trends the Bible teaches us that the way to spiritual maturity is not to focus on self, but rather to become selfless. To think about the well being of others before lavishing in on our self-interest. Sometimes some of our greatest battles in life are fought not against the will of others, but rather against the will of God.

I encourage you today to stop struggling with having things your own way. But, rather humble yourself on callused knees and surrender to God’s divine plan to encompass the wellbeing of others. The Lord did say “not my will, but yours be done.”

Romans 12:1-2

1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - his good, pleasing, and perfect will.

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