Do you pray God’s will without praying God’s mind? Too often we want to do His will, but our way (if that even makes sense). We come to Him with an attitude like, “OK Lord, let your will be done, but let’s do it like this…” This is a sure recipe for failure. Many Christians can quote that God’s thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8), but do we put that into practice in our lives? How about in our prayers?
I have heard people say, “If you want to make God laugh, then tell Him your plans.” There is something to that. Sometimes He may lead us through what may seem like the long way. Sometimes He may have us interacting with people we may not necessarily like. Sometimes He may send us places we would not choose to go. But do you trust Him? The next time there is a conflict between your mind and the Lord’s remember that He is sovereign (and you are not!). Let go of your own will, meditate in His Word, and let your thoughts become more in tune with His.