There comes a point in every believer’s life when they are forced to get honest with themselves. When faced with a hard decision, it takes courage to ask the hard questions. What will this decision cost me?
When Abraham set Isaac on the altar, he was giving up all that he had and many Christians have followed his example with a life of sacrifice. But Jesus showed us a better model of sacrifice than Abraham. He didn’t just give up all that He had – He gave up all that He was and put Himself on the cross as the only acceptable sacrifice to God.
While giving up all that you have is never easy, giving up all that you are is the greater sacrifice. It’s easy to give up everything or even to sacrifice someone else on the altar, but when it comes to putting your own life there, suddenly you may realize you’ve been holding back on God.
In Romans 12:1, Paul encourages us to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service and to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Many people are seeking God’s will, but not understanding His perfect will. If you miss this, you will find yourself wondering what more you can do to please God and be in His perfect will, when all He ever wanted was you.
I pray you have the courage today to place yourself on the altar, take up your cross and surrender yourself completely to God and His perfect will for your life.