Psalms 143:8 NLT Let me hear of Your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to You.

There’s a song by William McDowell called, I Give Myself Away. That’s easier sung than done. Giving ourselves away to God means we no longer do our will, but the will of the Father. Jesus was challenged with giving Himself away in the Garden of Gethsemane. He said “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42). If He was challenged, we’ll be challenged too.

To overcome this challenge, there are some practical things we must do.

  1. Seek God in EVERY Decision. – As soon as we wake up, ask God what He wants us to do. When we complete that task, ask Him what’s next. Continue this throughout the day.
  2. Keep the Flesh in Check. – Galatians 5:17 says the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. Our flesh will ALWAYS want to do things contrary to God’s word. Once we recognize this internal battle, intentionally do the opposite of our flesh.
  3. Ask God For Help. – God will help us to do His will (Philippians 2:13). He doesn’t expect us to accomplish His will alone. Ask Him for help.
  4. Receive Grace. – We may have intentions to do the will of God, but our flesh may win a few battles. If that happens, don’t condemn yourself. Receive God’s grace knowing you are forgiven.

As we give ourselves away, we’ll fulfill the purposes God has for us and our lives will reflect His love for us.