Chosen Generation
 
Are you willing to sacrifice your desires in order to bring glory to God? This is the question that all believers must face at some point in our walk with the Lord.  On one hand, our flesh desires to see things come to pass in the way and time frame that we have chosen for ourselves.  On the other hand, our spiritual person desires to see the will of God manifested in our lives however He sees fit to perform it.  So the battle begins between the flesh vs. the sprit, His will vs. our will, and oftentimes our humanity takes over and we submit to having things our way.   Unfortunately, when we do things our own way, God can no longer get the glory out of the situation. 

The bottom line is that victories that are orchestrated by us remove the possibility of God getting the glory out the situation.  To truly give yourself away to the Lord, and surrender your all to Him means that you trust that He knows the best way.  We make ourselves miserable trying to figure things out in our own way.  But, it’s not about us, it’s all about Him.  Just think about it, humans were created by God as one of the ways to reflect Himself on earth.  We can only bring Him glory by allowing Him to manifest through our lives fully.  Haven’t you messed up enough situations trying to handle them on your own, I know I have. 

Phillippians 3:8 states: Because of Christ. Yes, all the things I once thought were so important are gone from my life. Compared to the high privilege of knowing Christ Jesus as my Master, firsthand, everything I once thought I had going for me is insignificant—dog dung. I've dumped it all in the trash so that I could embrace Christ and be embraced by him. I didn't want some petty, inferior brand of righteousness that comes from keeping a list of rules when I could get the robust kind that comes from trusting Christ—God's righteousness (message bible).

What is most important to you in life? It might be time to reassess the things that you place a value on.  As the sayings go “come correct or not at all,” “Go hard or go home.” If you choose to serve Christ, trust Him to handle it all.  Don’t just give God a portion of you, give Him your all; that is what will bring glory to Him.  So I ask are you willing? Are you willing to count it all as dung so that the the kingdom of God may be advanced and so He can get the glory? Are you willing to be a vessel? Are you willing to allow God to orchestrate the story all to bring Him glory?

 


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Denise
11/17/2010 18:17

Well said!

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