Daily Bread 1/24

Obedience Requires Surrendering My Will to God

James 4:7

 “ Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the Devil and he will flee from you. 

     God does not put more on you than you can handle. He always allows for an escape from temptation as well. You are in control of your own decisions and life’s actions. You can not blame anyone but yourself for where you are in life. I know this may seem harsh, but this is our reality. I was mad at my therapist for bringing my reality to life. I was living in a dream world. I blamed my husband, my kids, my parents, my siblings, my friends, coworker, and even strangers for all the bad things that happen to me and where I was in my life, and why I wasn’t where I wanted to be. But in true reality, it was everything I did up until this day that was manifesting in my life. From me not speaking up for myself, putting and valuing others above myself, no self-care for myself, no plan, no budget, wanting to save everyone from everything, wanting to be the person doing better than the next, competing, jealousy envy, strife, and so much more. I was damaged. I still have many issues in my life. I am not perfect. Do not look at my life and try to be like me. You have to do what God wants for your life. I am not perfect nor will I ever be. But I will continue to strive and be better and dedicate my life to being my best self and to be used by God. It is true God gives all of us gifts. It’s up to us what we do with it. He gives up free will in decision making. Commit to submitting yourself to God. He will lead you down a safe path. He will be your guiding intuition. He will keep you safe. We must know that all things happen for a reason. Things will happen. Things that you won’t understand or agree with but know that it’s in God’s plan for your life.  

Prayer: 

     Lord thank you for giving me free will. It’s amazing that we are not forced to do anything. You are truly able to examine our hearts this way. Lord when you examine me I want you to say that I portrayed all the fruits of the spirit, that I followed the ten commandments, and that I wholeheartedly loved you. Despite my imperfections, I always have good intentions. I know I don’t know it all(even when I think I do). I surrender to you lord with as much knowledge as I have. Thank you for not judging me for what I do not know. Help me to put down my flesh and surrender to your will despite my fear or what others may say or think of me. Help me to honor you above all. Help me to resist temptation and when I fall short repent and cleanse my spirit. I love you lord. Thank you for who you are. In Jesus’ name. Amen


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