Galatians 3:3 says: “Your new life began when the Holy Spirit gave you a new birth. Why then would you so foolishly turn from living in the Spirit by trying to finish by your own works?” (TPT). This is a foolish turn we all make from time to time. Though we declare Jesus our Savior, verbalize our need, and put our faith in Him, we daily must make this decision. Each moment of every day, we must make this decision. Less of me. More of Him. Your will be done. How often do we make the foolish turn? How often do we get in the way by trying to grab control?
I know I’m a big control person. If I don’t have control, the fear sets in. What if something happens because I’m not in control? What if there’s a car accident because I was a passenger? What if the kitchen isn’t cleaned as well because I wasn’t the one who did it? Yet, are we ever in control? NO! Never! Even so, we fight for this control. We try to make a power grab. We think we can do it. We can make it. We can earn it. Simple things. Hard things. All things. This is a slippery slope we’ve all been on and will be on again.
How can we ensure we are living in the Spirit? We must cover everything in prayer. As we pray, we give it all to Him. We declare that we are not enough. We declare our need for Him. We seek Him. As we draw near to Him, He draws near to us. We seek His will in all things. We immerse ourselves in the Word. This helps us to know Him more and to know His will. We practice the pause to be still and know He is God. We don’t turn to the right or the left as we do life. Being aligned with Him means we are in step. We don’t run ahead. We don’t drag behind. We enjoy His presence and seek it at all times. Take some time today to enjoy His presence. Take time to pray and be in the Word. Breathe. Breathe Him in. Rest in Him. He is in control. That’s a good thing!
Heavenly Father, I thank You for being with me and being for me. Lord, I am sorry I try to grab control. Lord, You alone are worthy. You alone are in control. All things are in Your hands. Help me to step aside today, to abide in You. May Your will be done. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!