"You shall have no other gods before me." Deuteronomy 5:7
"Thy kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:10
I have often felt as though God could have stopped after the 1st Commandment. It seems to me that when we break any of His laws, we are really saying, "God, I am in control. I know better than you do about what is needed in this situation. I am my own god, and may my will be done!"
Of course, we humans need everything spelled out for us, and we often even manipulate that, so maybe there could have been 16 trillion commandments. Ho hum, another day for that.
Throughout my life, there have been countless times where I have said, "My will be done" to this or to that or for me or for that one, etc. I can be the consummate control freak at times. Even recognizing this and struggling against it, I often have trouble letting go of things and letting God do His stuff.
Why? I mean, really, WHY? God has been doing this a long time. He "went pro" before any of us or even this world was a reality. I know this; I believe this; I accept this; I am miserable at acting in accord with this.
Although I know my stubborn self will probably slip up on this again real soon, I am going to release something to God right now. I gave it to Him, and I quickly snatched it back. But now;
God, I know that it is you Who knows what's best for all of us in your perfect plan of salvation. It is your plan of salvation for us that I am interfering with every time I say, "let my will be done". So I release to you this intention which you knew before I spoke it and were acting upon before I knew it needed to be acted upon. Help me to leave this in your control for good, and help me to accept that I do not see as you do or understand as you do or even care as much as you do about this intention.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one. Matthew 6: 9-13