“Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
As Jesus prayed in the garden, we see Him as bowing to the Father’s will as the “Suffering Servant.”
I suspect that just as Jesus was both divine and human at the same time, many of His messages have meaning with regard to both worlds. Yes, he was obedient to the Father, and gives us the perfect example to follow. On the other hand, I think He’s also teaching us that God’s will is inevitable.
The most evil person who works tirelessly against God is not going to change the ultimate outcome. God’s just too powerful.
We can follow Christ’s example, and be an active participant in God’s plan, or not. The end result will be the same.