Book recommendation: All In by Mark Batterson
We have heard the sayings such as :
But are we really following Jesus?
I have asked myself this question this past couple of weeks. I found myself chasing after the gifts and talents God has placed in my life. It is like I cherish what He provides rather than the actually provider. I became prideful in letting God help me with my life decisions. I want to control the out come of every step I made in life. I feel like if I don’t have control everything will crumble to pieces.
Sometimes we treat God like an insurance plan. Every check we put a percentage toward the plan encase something goes wrong. We treat God as if He is a back up plan. It is hard to fully commit to Him. We are constantly faced with doubt , fear , or confusion.
So with that being said I have to ask the question…Do we really have “Jesus at the center of it all?”
I want to be anointed in the gifting and talents God has given me, but without having to consecrate myself to him.
The definition of consecration : full devotion.
Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you – Joshua 3:5
To be full devoted to God means I give all that I am to Him. Everything I love and desire needs to be put into His hands , So He can have his way with them. That is called Trust…. and trust at times can be a struggle. Though it may be a struggle you can’t be devote to someone you do not trust.
I wondered why I try to do God’s job and my job. I am constantly working overtime. I began to realize I do God’s job , because I like the feeling of having control and being needed. I want the feeling you get when you accomplish something great… or maybe it all comes down to a lack of trust in God.
We think we are following God , but in all actuality we have God following us trying to get us to put him first. You maybe feeling empty like me ,because of fear , doubt , or confusion is filling your mind. What I found that helps me is filling myself with His Truth. His Word. His word will help guide you on how to consecrate yourself to Him.
What an impact a person could make if they fully consecrated themselves to God?
The world has yet to see what God will do with and for and through and in by the man who is fully and wholly consecrated to.” – Dwight Lyman Moody