God’s will for us, is not always pleasant and not everything is bed and roses. God’s guidance for us will be sometimes where we do not want to go, and it will hurt. But it will still be a blessing for us and for the glory of God.
For Peter, the will of God was to glorify God by particular way of dying, somewhere where Peter did not want to go.
Christians have to stop having the idea, that if God is guiding us into something or to do something for him, then that must be always smooth and pleasant, and there will be not trouble. Just the opposite. There are plenty of examples in the Bible, where God has led various people who he used in a powerful way, but who at the same time, had plenty of suffering and troubles, while doing the will of God.
Just to mention the Old Testament prophets, who were called from God to proclaim the words of God to people. They suffered all sorts of trials while serving God and fulfilling their call.
What makes us think, that we will not have trouble or difficulty, if God is clearly guiding us or calling us to do something. Yes he cares for us, and protects us, but Jesus also promised us, that we will have trouble in this world, and we will be persecuted for our faith and for doing righteousness.
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So true! We can suffer while fulfilling a call; and, sometimes God asks us to do things we don’t really want to do, but once we do it, it’s a blessing.
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