One of the most significant obstacles to turning our life over to God is the desire to remain independent. Reject God and you remain in control of your own life - right? Wrong! Who is in control of their own life, really? Do you control your health? Sure, you can influence things but your genes - and early life environment - are out of reach. In the same way, you have no control over the people around you, and while you can pick and choose your friends, you have no idea what's going through the head of the person driving toward you on the freeway. None of us know what lies around the corner. Draw a list of the daily events outwith your direct control and you soon realize, our lives are hanging by a divine thread.
Difficult circumstances are only a reminder of how much we need to lean on God's grace and goodness, because even when things are going well, we are no less in need of divine intervention. God is responsible for every breath that we take and every beat of our heart, and this rythmn ought to beat in our soul as a reminder of our constant need for Him - and our thankfulness to Him.
If you are someone who has committed their life to God by embracing the gift of His son, Jesus Christ, you are not in control of your own life. However, you can rejoice in the fact your life is secure in the hands of Almighty God - for eternity.
If you are someone who remains on the outside, keeping your distance from God and holding back from committing your life to Christ, you don't retain control - your life is out of control. And the only certainty in your uncertain future is that this condition threatens to separate you from God - for eternity.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
John 3:16 - 18
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