No friend, Jesus would have none of these. Jesus came to do His Father’s will and was determined to complete His Father’s will. Jesus never considered running away, nor did He ever consider fighting back, He accepted His Father’s plan for His life, knowing that His Father’s plan was that of perfection! Jesus committed all unto His Father! Do we commit all of our ways unto the Lord? If we do then we are guaranteed to have success, as we read, “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” Proverbs 16:3 Jesus committed His life to His Father’s plan, a plan that required Him to become that sacrificial lamb that gave His life to redeem us from death! Even in the face of death Jesus did not run! Sure He asked His Father if it was possible to let this pass from Him, yet He knew what needed to be done and did it! Do you know what needs to be done? And do you do it? Jesus surrendered to His Father’s plan and denied Himself. Can we do this? Can we surrender our lives unto our Father’s plan and deny ourselves? Yes we can when we commit to the Lord all that we do. It was God’s will that Jesus requested, and we see this by his commitment to His Father, and it is God’s will that we request when we commit our lives unto our Father. We surrender to Jesus’ plan for our life! This is our prayer of surrender!
Here we see Jesus’ surrender to His Father’s plan and what did He say? “Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” John 4:34 Are you ready to say this? “Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” How many things do we deny ourselves for the sake of winning a soul or for the sake of helping others in need? Really what are we denying ourselves? Jesus knew His hour had arrived, it was the time where all that He came for, all that He spoke about, and all that He knew was right was come and in this hour He prayed for strength to go forward and complete God’s will. For many years we have talked about surrendering, committing, and denying ourselves for the sake of others, but when the time comes will we do it? In this hour many disciples turned away from Jesus! Here is the true test! Will we ask, “if it be possible let this cup pass from me, nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” Or will we run away as many of the disciples did? This will be a test that comes to all of us one day too! What shall we do?