Luke 1:28-38
28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” 29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. 30 “Don’t be frightened, Mary,” the angel told her, “for God has decided to bless you! 31 You will become pregnant and have a son, and you are to name him Jesus. 32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 And he, will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!” 34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can I have a baby? I am a virgin.” 35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby born to you will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. 36 What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! people used to say she was barren, but she’s already in her sixth month. 37 For nothing is impossible with God.” 38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to accept whatever he wants. May everything you have said come true.” And then the angel left.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House publishers, Inc.) 1996.

If we truly want God’s will, then we must be willing to accept the results of it, whether we can fully understand those results or not. When God tries to use us in a way that doesn’t fit into what we’ve learned as acceptable and humanly permissible, we tend to turn Him down. We have been taught by human standards and can only understand with limited understanding, so we may not be open to what God would have for us. We need to completely surrender to anything that God would direct us. This is total and complete dependence on Him and the direction of His Word. God will not ask you to do something that contradicts His Word. Mary didn’t understand what she was about to face and surely she must have been concerned about being an unwed, pregnant woman in a culture that would cast her out for being in such a state. And yet as she listened to Gabriel, her sprit made the choice to accept the will of God regardless of what would happen to her. Mary was as human as you and I and held no special power. She needed the grace of God to forgive her sins, just like anyone else. But she made a choice to go forth with God regardless of the natural human consequences and God blessed her greatly. Are you as willing as Mary was to allow God to work through you in anyway He chooses? Or are you still relying on your own human understanding to move forward? Hear what the Spirit of God is saying to you today and move out in faith to accomplish the work He wants to do through you. Be willing to do that thing you are not so sure of, but are sure that God is in it.

Have a God Day!