"And He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, where He knelt down and prayed, 'Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.' Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him and strengthened Him.…" Luke 22:42-44
Is this not the crux of our Christian prayer. When coming before Father in earnest prayer, it becomes necessary to put aside my own wanting and enter into the holy presence of divinity whose supernatural power (grace) strengthens beyond what I am humanely capable of bearing.
Not my will, not my desire, not my ways, not my wanting oh Lord, but my deepest longing is to exchange what I prefer with your will, your ways, your truth, your love so that you will be who becomes manifested and fulfilled through my surrender.
No matter what result I want, it must be placed on the altar of surrender so that the mighty power and will of our Lord will be demonstrated and carried out among his people.
If Jesus laid aside his own wanting in preference to His Father's highest desires that a greater good would be fulfilled (Salvation for all) --- how much more is my need to also lay aside my own wanting and fleshly inclinations in lending and yielding my thoughts, mind and heart to the will of Father ---- for the greater purposes, plans and intentions that He has ordained and designed to fulfill in and through my life?