Take faith in God’s plans

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her (Luke 1:38).

Mary was willing to obey God when the angel Gabriel visited her. Her life would forever be altered because of her willingness to be obedient to God. Giving birth to the Messiah was quite the honor for Mary, but it did come with a price.

Joseph was going to divorce here because she was pregnant outside of wedlock. Harrod tried to kill all males that were born around the same time as Jesus causing Mary and Joseph to flee to Egypt. Jesus didn’t carry on His earthly father’s business. She watched her son wander from town to town preaching and performing miracles. And eventually, Mary, watcher her son be betrayed, arrested, tried, and killed on the cross.

I have no doubt that Mary was not considering all these things when she told the angel, “Let it be to me according to your word”. But her willingness to obey God is what lead her decision. Her hope was in eternity. She also got to see incredible things take place in her son’s life. The miracles performed, the lives transformed, and the spiritually dead awaked!

When we are faced with making decisions that we don’t know the outcome, are we willing to let God take control? Do we have our focus on eternity? There may be difficulties in life, but God’s promise to care for those who are obedient to Him in eternity far outweigh any minor inconveniences we face here on earth.

Consider making your prayer to God the same as Mary’s, “Let it be to me” then buckle up and be ready for the incredible ride God will take you.

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