Not my will, but yours.

Series: We Are TPCC | Week 1: Humble

Matthew 26:36-39
“Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, 'Sit here while I go over there to pray.' He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. He told them, 'My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.'

He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, 'My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.'"

Hours before His death, Jesus was in anguish. To the point of telling His disciples His soul was crushed with grief. He didn’t want to die and even asked God if there was another way! But as He prays to His Father, He is able to say ‘not my will, but yours.’ Jesus lived a selfless, obedient life and died a selfless, obedient death for you. Jesus modeled selflessness and humility for all of us to imitate.


1. True humility takes you out of the equation and asks Jesus to be Lord of every area of your life. If you can’t honestly say, ‘your will be done, not mine,’ remember Jesus struggled too! Ask for His help in getting you to the place of complete surrender.

2. Take some time now to thank Jesus for modeling humility and going first. Thank Him that He did it for you, because He loves you and wanted to be with you.