LORD, I GIVE YOU CONTROL OF MY LIFE..... WELL, MOST OF THE TIME !!!
Jesus, my Lord, come into my life and make of me a new person. Intercede for me with our Father and have my name written in the Book of Life. I give my life to you; please guide me in all that I do, think and say….
We have all said those or similar words directed towards Jesus and at the time, it feels like we are making a true and honest commitment. And, in most cases, we are making such a commitment, that is, until it gets into our way !!! Throughout our lives, we want to do something that we know is wrong and we get a nudge telling us that it is wrong, yet we do it anyway. Let us say that we are faced with a problem and so we think about the best solution and then we ask the Lord to help us in our endeavor. This seems to be alright except that we have it backwards. When we are faced with anything, in fact, everything, we should go to Jesus first and ask His advice as to how to handle the situation. When we do it our way, all we are really looking for is the approval from the Lord for our solution… Then, we are surprised when things do not work out !!!
We know that it is impossible not to sin and we know that Satan is always there to help us to find some way of sinning constantly. But, when we give our life to Jesus, we find it to be a constant battle to go to Him first with all of our problems. But, if we strive to resist the satanic influences and make our request to Jesus and then get out of His way, we will find that the problems are always solved in our best interests. However, we make have to wait for the answer sometimes and waiting is not what we like to do !!! Delay is not denial and we must fight off all the thoughts in our heads saying that we must do something ourselves. Waiting is evidence of faith, and God loves nothing more than faith…
Perhaps it may be a good idea to make a large sign saying “GIVE IT TO THE LORD” and place it in a spot that we can always see it. There are a few that can make their requests known to God and walk away knowing that the problem is solved. But, for most of us, we come to Him only after our solution has failed. It is not easy to give our lives to God and then not just go on as if He never exited, but He does exist and He will answer every one of our prayers, but in His time !!! Satan will always be there waiting to influence us and he usually succeeds, but we must fight him off and get out the way of the Lord when He is working on our behalf.
We are actually giving up all control of our lives when we give our lives to Jesus, and humans do not like to give up any control. But, the reality is that we do not have control anyway. Satan controls much of our lives and the government controls the rest and look at how our lives are turning out !!! We have a choice and that is to let Satan control our lives, or let Jesus do it. It is a pretty simple decision to make !!!
You know reading this, there is just so much I want to say and I know this is one topic that I am sure if you and I were to sit down face to face or even have enough time to talk online I am sure this conversation would be never ending because it is so true in so many different varied aspects. I know before I gave my life to the Lord I let Satan rule. And he was doing a pretty good job of destroying it!! Then once I gave myself to the Lord, even when the tendency was there to do that bad thing, I couldn't. I knew I couldn't. I felt wretched when I even tried!! There was no other option for me anymore. I just simply couldn't!
But then again everyone is different when it comes to praising the Lord. I know Sunday Christians, well I will just go to church on Sunday and God will forgive me for what I do the rest of the week and if that means partying and doing drugs that's just fine. Come on now really? It's time NOW to start letting it go! Let that brace that Satan has on you go!! As you said, GIVE IT TO THE LORD! But I think that is very hard for people to do because they don't want to admit that they can't control themselves as you said as well. Because No one wants to have that faith or the thought they can't be in control. And that is a shame! For those people I pray extra hard for! Because there is nothing worse than people who can't give up the control of something so horrible to receive a blessing that is by far the most amazing thing as a person we can give. Like I said I could go on for ever!! lol We should chat soon. :) TTFN