“Not My Will” was written for “Knowing Jesus” to show the commitment to which Jesus went to the cross. In the Garden of Gethsemane, he knew exactly what was waiting on him. He wasn’t fearful of Pilate or the Jews or the torture or the cross. He comprehended he was about to absorb the entirety of God’s wrath upon him.
In light of his coming crucifixion, Jesus stated his desires. If there was another way to provide salvation for mankind, his flesh would have readily accepted it. But since there was not, he was resolved to state these famous words: “Not my will, but Yours be done.”
Can you imagine if we lived like this? No matter what God called us to, no matter how difficult it might be, no matter the circumstances facing us, we look at him and say “not my will, but Yours be done.”