Do You Seek To Have More Control Over Your Life? (Here’s how to)
Sounds contradictory but it’s true. Obeying God gives you more control over your life than living as you please. When you live in obedience to God, you have more grace and wisdom to move forward and confront whatever dares to face you. But when you live as you please, you leave yourself open to diverse manipulations and challenges which might overwhelm you.
Some of us tend to forget how wicked the devil is and that living in disobedience to God does not equal being free. It simply means that you have chosen to serve the devil instead of God and you cannot begin to imagine where that will land you.
A young woman had a job in a small town. The pay was small but the job was in a disciplined and nurturing environment. She got a job in a bigger city and moved. Without the godly ambience in her former work place, she got involved with a married man. The story has it that the wife of the man did something diabolical to her. She came back mad to her former location. Do you know what it means to be insane in these parts? Unable to work and converse intelligently, looking unkempt, carrying a load of rubbish and walking all over town everyday. Before long, this once beautiful girl was looking gaunt and old.
Every step of disobedience promises fabulous delights and rewards but can plunge one into unimaginable pain and suffering. It can leave you helpless such that you become a burden to your family, friends and brethren.
There are so many needy people in the world today. Wouldn’t you rather have your affairs in hand so that you can help one or more of them from time to time? You can’t do that if you are in a position where the devil is pursuing and pummeling you because you left the coverage of the Almighty through disobedience.
“The LORD says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.'” – Psalm 32:8 (NLT)
Every instruction of God is for our own good and obeying them keeps us strong, confident and triumphant. In Deuteronomy 5:29, God expresses a very touching wish:
“O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!” (KJV)
May we not despise that wish but fulfill it every day of our lives in Jesus’ name.