Every day we are controlled by something. We may be controlled by your own ego or by the expectations of other people. We may be controlled by fear or guilt or resentment or bitterness. We may be controlled by a substance or a habit. But we are controlled by something every day.
Freedom comes when we choose what’s going to control us. When we choose Jesus Christ to be in control of our life, when we are mastered by the Master, we can master everything else. If God is not number one in our life, something else is, and it’ll control us to a negative degree. When Christ is in control of our life, he always moves us in the right direction.
Romans 6:12-13 says, “Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires .... Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God."
Here are some steps in the choice to let Christ have control?
• Admit that we can’t change on your own.
• Humbly ask God to help us to change.
• Be honest with someone else about the things that need
to change in our life.
• Give Jesus Christ total ownership of your life.
Do we really want to change? Are we willing to do these things? We say, “I’m so tired of trying and failing.” Stop trying. Instead, start trusting. God gives us the option to either depend on him or depend on ourselves. The result is either freedom or frustration.
My Challenge for us Today is to give it all to Christ? What have you got to lose?
In His Grip.......Pastor Matt Meadows