by Abbey Allstrop
Ephesians 4: 4-6
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Jesus is not just the Lord but Your Lord. There should be an emphasis on the notion that we have been set free so we can choose to be enslaved to God.
Sometimes, we treat God like a learner driver. He technically has the wheel but we have an extra set of pedals. I know I am guilty of this. We struggle to relinquish power to Him just incase his plans for us are not as good as our plans for ourselves.
We must be careful that we do not develop a saviour complex. While we give ourselves to the service of the Lord, we must remember that we are not giving to others of ourselves but God is giving Himself through us. We are a vessel not the source.
To fully accept His lordship, we must practice radical submission… Now my question is what is radical submission?
So I am in a place where I feel like one of the Israelites who finally left Egypt 40 years later than scheduled. We’ve gotten to the promise land and spied it… It’s awesome but we’ve also seen the giants and they are enormous.
How can I radically submit this situation to God? With God on our side, I believe we can take all the giants. I feel like the people on my team are the doubting 10 that added 40 years to the desert time. I’m willing to fight but I wonder, am fighting for my will or acting on the promise of God. I know to possess the promise does not mean there will not be problems.
I am trying to walk in His will but how do I know if I should stand or fight?