Who Should be the Lord of my life?
Question: “Who should be the Lord of my life and who is best qualified to directed my life?”
We by nature want to control all the facets of our life. We want to control where we go, who we see, what we do. The concept of turning control of our life to another is foreign to us. Making God the Lord of our life includes realizing that in reality we have very little idea what is best for us. The problem is that we cannot see into the future. We have no idea what an action today will produce tomorrow, but God does. God wants us to walk with Him, talk with Him, and He says, ”let me take care of all of your problems, let me show you the best way to go.”
While God does not give us the big picture, He does give guidance, step by step. When God is the Lord of our lives, we wait upon Him to tell us and guide us into the perfect path. Truly making God the Lord of our life means we surrender all that we are and all that we have to the Lord.
When we live life in our own power, we are not following the Holy Spirit, we are not doing our best, but we most likely are doing it in pride because we are doing it. When we accept and seek the Holy Spirit, then it is God at work, and we have no reason to be proud. Pride has been the cause of the downfall of most of humanity, starting with Satan, and then Adam and Eve. Our strength and capacity comes through Jesus. I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). When we are not being proud, it is easy to be humble.
We trust Jesus our Lord by faith to be the captain of our ship, the Lord of our life. God may provide immediately and other times we will need to patiently trust and wait upon Him for months or even years. It is believing that in the end, in God’s love, we will be much better off with God being the Lord of our life, as God knows the future, what is best for us, and what conforms to His plans.
We learn that God’s best comes through confidence and patients.
I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you” (Psalm 16:2). More details.
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