God, teach me to do your will

Kate Walsh Soucheray

“Teach me to do your Will, for you are my God.  May your kind spirit guide me on ground that is level.”

So often, it seems we know the Will of God in our hearts, but it’s so difficult to get it into our feet. We know intellectually what God wants from us but we have trouble believing that what He is saying to us in our minds and in our hearts is what He really wants from us.

Sometimes, God’s will might look like too much for us, so we shrink back. Or we may think people won’t accept what we have to say, so we don’t say it. We end up doing our will and not God’s will, which takes us someplace very far away from God’s desire for us.

So what does it take to do God’s Will? Primarily, it takes two things: the willingness to believe that He is speaking to us and needs and wants us to do His work on this earth and the faith to respond to the grace He sends to accomplish this task. We so often get it in our heads that we have to do the work, and in reality, it’s God’s Work, God’s desire, and God’s way. We have to remember that He gives us everything we need to fulfill His desire for the actions we will take in response to what we hear in our heart must be done.

Today, have the courage to say, “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.”

Kate Walsh Soucheray is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Stillwater. She works at Christian Heart Counseling at 275 Third Street South and can be reached at [email protected] or 651-439-2059 ext. 718.