JESUS HAS THE ANSWER
Dear child, your first duty is always to Me. There will surely be days when you resent this and wish to go your own way; but when the world makes claims on your time, you can rest easy when you take a time-out to be with Me.
Imagine a symphony orchestra in which the members are giving one another a great deal of direction.
The musician to your right says, “Play like this!” and the musician to your left says, “Play like that!” You would begin to get so distracted that you’d have trouble concentrating on the conductor.
So too with the demands the world makes on you in opposition to your Father’s leadership: Sometimes you must detach from the world in order to realign with the One who leads you in your best direction. During My incarnation in your world, I didn’t hesitate to withdraw and spend hours in prayer with our Father. It was necessary to keep Me aligned with His will.
When you reconsider the example of the orchestra, you realize that the ones who were barking orders also only want the group to make the most beautiful music possible. So when you withdraw from them to regain focus on the conductor, you pursue what they most wish…just not using the means they suggest. Since you serve your neighbor’s highest good when you serve your Father, don’t ever hesitate to go your own way to pray.
Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
—Luke 6:12 NKJV