At Burger King, have it your way!
That’s why I love Burger King – I can have it my way. I want fries and a burger without the drink, or I like the onion ring and the chicken nuggets – I can have it my way.
My men’s group meets at Burger King every Wednesday night to talk about God, faith, and life.
Some things we’ve talked about were sacrifice, doing the will of God, leading when it is hard, faith to be content, and serving others. Most of the time, it’s about not having my way and letting God have His way in us.
It’s the hard stuff some Christians would not touch, like repentance, holiness, and purity, leveling up your leadership by serving. When we study Scripture, we see that Jesus called men to repentance and the proud to be humble. Jesus was never politically correct. The gospel has never been about the Christian as a consumer satisfied with Jesus’ customer service.
Jesus went through the same struggle on the Mount of Olives before being betrayed by his friend and crucified at Calvary.
Luke 22:39-44 (MSG)
39-40 Leaving there, he went, as he so often did, to Mount Olives. The disciples followed him. When they arrived at the place, he said, “Pray that you don’t give in to temptation.” 41-44 He pulled away from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, “Father, remove this cup from me. But please, not what I want. What do you want?” At once an angel from heaven was at his side, strengthening him. He prayed on all the harder. Sweat, wrung from him like drops of blood, poured off his face.
As believers, we are called to a radical life of faith and obedience. Our allegiance is to Christ and His cause. It will always be about His will and His way. Lord, empower me to do your will no matter what, In Jesus’ name!