The biggest sacrifices of our lives will be those times when we chose our own way and forfeited God’s pleasing will for us.
Your ways are not my ways, Lord God. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are Your ways higher than mine (Isa. 55:8-9). I may not always understand Your ways, Lord, but they are always prosperous (Ps. 10:5). Your ways are always righteous (Ps. 145:17). Your ways, O God, are holy (Ps. 77:13). Your ways are loving and faithful (Ps. 25:10).
Lord, if being obedient to You causes me to suffer, I know I should commit myself to my faithful Creator and continue to do good (1 Pet. 4:19).