We are all faced with choices. Where do you want to live? Where do you want to work? What kind of car do you want? What color hair do you want? Even in random day to day activities we are constantly asked to make a choice. What if the choices get more serious? What if the choice determines your future? What if the choice is huge? Then what?
Sometimes it seems so easy to let God take over parts of your life right? Sure God, you can take my choices.. I mean, most of them. Sure God, you can totally have my body I’ll take care of it for you. What about sure God, you can have my heart.. Sure God, you can have my life.. Sure God, you can have my kids.. What about those things?
You see, it seems we have no problem giving certain things to God but we are so quick to hold back on so many things God requires us to give to Him. I am a firm believer that we hold these things back because we are afraid of the outcome if we are not in full control. We have become apart of the world just as scripture warns. We become of the world and start to feel this crazy need to be in control of all things at all times.. There are even self help books out there that tell us as long as WE manifest it we can have it. WOAH, isn’t that nuts? To think that we don’t need God? We can, by just manifesting our wants, we can speak them into exsistance. Even that very concept puts God in the backseat and that’s a very popular Personal Development concept! What if I take that career and I end up with so little I can’t pay bills? What if I move to that place and don’t know anyone? What if i want to be in the drivers seat of my child’s life? You have to see the trend here.. The reason we spend so much time holding onto the steering wheel in our lives is because of the “what if” outcome and because no way are we letting anyone make our choices for us. We MUST control our destiny!
Let me challenge you with this. What if God has incredible plans in store for you? What if everything that is happening is exactly what he wants for you? What if you missed His plan for you because you couldn’t get out of the drivers seat?
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I, personally understand the difficulty in giving your life to the Lord because I spent 22 years not believing there was a God only to discover after 22 years of doing it my way that he wanted full control. I will never say it was the easiest thing I have ever done but it was absolutely the most freeing thing I’ve ever done. You see, when I gave my heart, my life, and my decisions to the Lord I gave up the life of sin I was living. God knew exactly what he was doing when he required me to put him first. I challenge you to do the same. I don’t mean let God drive only when it’s sunny out.. I mean give the keys over when it’s pouring and your afraid. Even if you feel nervous sometimes in the decisions God is making in your life just take a deep breath (you know the one He gave you), & relax. Take a moment when it feels scary to realize that He planned this before you were even a thought in your mothers head. He knows you, He loves you, & even though sometimes it’s the hardest thing in the world.. He has you in his hands.. Let go, hand over the keys, and get ready to watch your life transform in Christ.
All I have is yours God, take it all.