Submission to the will of the Lord is not always easy for the child of God. How do we know the Father’s will? The Father reveals His will to His children as we develop an intimate relationship with Him, as discussed in the previous section of this book. We can be misguided by the ways of man (religious tradition), the ways of the flesh and/or the ways of the world. Part of God’s process in making us suitable vessels for His purposes involves our total surrender to His will. It may be easier for some believers to submit to the Father’s will when they do not have a lot to lose in this life.