Luke 22:41 And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”
All throughout the earthly ministry of Jesus we see Him obeying the Father’s will. Not once did Jesus ever go against the master plan set out by the One who sent Him. Though it would cost Him His life, He followed through to the end, carrying out every single step that had been ordained. He took His obedience to the cross, dying for the sins of man. And He’s our example.
We can never be perfect, never get it all right. We’ll never be sinless like Christ, following the Lord’s will in every single thing He calls us to do. But that’s the point. We can’t do it, so Jesus did. We were never going to be able to live perfectly within God’s will, but Christ has enabled us to seek after God’s will in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Everything Jesus did, all that’s recorded in Scripture and all that’s not, was for the greater plans of God. He knew that even though it was painful to bear, the will of the Father was for the good of all mankind. He gave up His will for the Father’s. And aren’t you glad He did?