How many times have we heard this phrase or even uttered it ourselves when asked or told to do something. It is my life, I will make the choices, I will choose what to do. As humans it almost always boils down to what do I want to do with my life?
I was reading something last night that triggered off these thoughts and it came to me that this is the wrong way to think about it. If I am going to call myself a Christian then it goes that I have given my life to Jesus. And if I have given my life to Jesus how much control do I want in my life. I feel that the answer should be none, however I am a long way away from giving Christ my all as I should. But this is the point I am aiming for, to live the life He has given me.
The thing is that our lives really are not our own to begin with. Our lives were granted to us by God and we should honour Him by offering them back. At the end of the day He knows everything about us, He knows all the things that are going to happen in our lives and the best way to deal with it. If we really do love and trust God then we should allow Him to have the whole of our lives.
To do this is exceptionally hard, the human reaction is to fight back, to try and hold on to our lives for ourselves. We do not want to lose control, we do not want to live not knowing what the future holds. The fact that we can never know the future anyway does not stop us from trying to plan though. We always try to plan and are always amazed that our plans never seem to work out right. It is only when we hand our lives over to God and allow Him total control that we will find the greatest happiness in our lives.
This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.