I used to hate it when my parents asked: ‘what would be the right thing to do?’ I hated it because I suspected the ‘right thing to do’ was very unlikely to be the fun or easy thing.
Looking back now I wonder why on earth I so often chose some small, selfish, gone-in-an-instant thing instead of what might actually have been pretty cool. I wonder if Jesus’ version of full, abundant, perfect life is maybe better than I still tend to think?
When Jesus tells me to pray ‘your will, God, not mine’ is he actually offering me a way to save me from myself? What’s the full-and-abundant-life option you could choose in a decision you’re facing this week?