Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Take Control Of Your Life

We ought to obey God rather than men.
Acts 5:29

You may have the most expensive car on the road, but if you don't know how to take the wheel, or apply the brakes, you're in trouble. Sure, it's nice to let others do the driving from time to time, but, spiritually speaking, that puts you at the mercy of their direction, their values, and their goals.

God has given you the map. It's your responsibility to follow it! No matter how timid you are, don't allow anybody to dominate you, or tell you where to go. Get back into the driver's seat of your life, and take the wheel, for only you know where God has told you to go!

Too often our actions are dictated, not by a sense of purpose, but by a need to please. We care so much about what certain people think, that every step we take, we look over our shoulder, to see whether they're smiling, or frowning.

Hear this clearly: your first responsibility is to please God, not people. In the end, you're accountable to Him alone (Romans 14:12).

Listen, "You shall have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3 NIV). You say, "But I don't worship idols." You do, when you dedicate your life to impressing people, instead of obeying God.

You ask, "But who am I to assert myself?" Who are you not to? You're a child of God, and as such, your first responsibility is to please your Father. Your second, is to live your life to the fullest!


Oh Sew Good said...

You're made some excellent points this morning. Definitely something to ponder today. :)

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Grammy said...

Very wonderful words.

Saleslady371 said...

Great Godly advice!

RCUBEs said...

"We ought to obey God rather than men." Amen to this sister Denise! May He always be no.1 in our lives! God bless you and love to you sister!

MyJourneyBack said...

This was a great post and so right on. Thanks for sharing this. A great reminder to me.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Beautiful post, Denise. Thanks for sharing. :)

Rebecca said...

This is SO true, Denise! It's even easy to fall into the trap of making our blogs appealing to others instead of just obeying Jesus.

May He alone receive the glory as we find our delight in His will and doing things for HIS glory.

Samantha said...

Yes, we must follow Gods word and his map for our life.
~ Hugs and love to you sweet Denise.