Self-Driven ~ Who’s In Charge?

Posted by on May 18, 2010

Matthew 6:24 says  …”No one can serve two masters…”  Do you find self continuing to rise to the top?  Can you admit failure? Can you say I’m sorry and mean it? Are you always right? Is it your way or no way? Do we really lose notoriety by admitting our mistakes?  Have we lost our way if we don’t take charge?

I receive a continual reminder that I’m not in charge.  You know how things seem to be smooth sailing for a while and then you find yourself disgruntled over something?  I find that the core of this disgruntlement usually has to do with how I feel. And if I feel pretty lousy about something, I’m generally focusing on my feelings and not anyone else’s.

Matthew 6: 25 continues… “don’t worry about your life…”  Easy to say huh? Again we are faced with a decision to hang onto self or reqlinquish to our loving and poweful creator. Does it have to be that difficult to surrender self? He certainly knows what is better for us than we do. How come we don’t let go?

Our lives are constantly faced with obstacles, decisions and complexities. Even when we seek to do His will and not our own we come up upon detours that if we are not centered in Him, we would fall off course.

Keep your focus on Jesus. Recognize that even in trusting in Jesus, we may not be unified with our beliefs.  Well meaning individuals can bring about perplexity and confusion. It is so very important to not be distracted by the actions of others and to keep looking up and trusting that God knows what is best for you! Surrender to Him continually. Abide in Him and He will abide in you.

When you face difficulty as well as when life seems to be going pretty smoothly, spend time with your heavenly father. He loves you. He desires to speak to you through His Word and in prayer.

Crucify self so that you can see and hear what God’s plan for you is.

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