Transformation 27 The child that Uriahs wife had borne to David became sick and David decided to fast and pray about it but the child ended up dying. This was Gods perfect will. No matter how much we may negotiate with the Lord, or even pray and fast or give towards changing the mind of God, His perfect will must prevail. No one can avert the perfect will of God. Only a transformed mind and a new heart can totally surrender and submit to the perfect will of God. This is because we are able to understand that its not about us but God himself. It was Gods perfect will for Jesus to die on the cross in order to save the world. It was painful for Him because He suffered so much but Jesus understood that He was not here for His own. He was in the world to fulfill the will of His Father in Heaven as He says in John 1227; “I am troubled now. Yet what should I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour.” His life was all about fulfilling Gods perfect will and Jesus was satisfied by just that. Watch this; But sed, “I ha od a ta y ow non ot.” S te sle td asg og tess, “Col sod av boh m o?” “My o”, Jsu sa te, “Is o ob h il h on se m an fin te wo h e m do” (Jh 4:32-34).
It is only through the word of God that we are able to know what He wants us to do. The perfect will requires total submission and surrender, no matter how hard the situation may become. Jesus knew that the hour of suffering had come but He could not back out just at that time. He knew he will suffer at the hands of the Jewish authorities and He will end up dying on the cross but He surrendered; “Father,” He said, “If you will, take this cup of suffering away from me, not my will however but your will be done” (Luke 22:42). When it comes to Gods perfect will, there is nothing we can do about it. It cannot be averted. You must surrender and let God accomplish his divine purpose through you. Understanding what God wants us to do will help us to embrace the whole thing knowing that God will do whatever He wants but it is always for the best. We may suffer and we are bound to suffer as long as we are in the world but when we know that God wants to teach us and bring the best out of us, we will embrace it and make the best use of the opportunity we have. So be careful how you live. Don’t live like ignorant people, but like wise people. Make good use of every opportunity you have, because these are evil days. Don’t be fools, then, but try to find out what the Lord wants you to do (Ephesians 5:15-17). We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called to his purpose (Romans 8:28).