Therefore humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.
For the last two weeks I have been writing a series on seeking God's guidance. I wanted to share points that will help when you are at the point of making a decision. We all know when God is in the decision, it's always better for us and others. This is part two in seeking God's guidance. If you are just now joining us please go back and read part 1, part 2.
The second thing we need to do before we go before our Creator is surrendering. Submitting to the will of God is both a humbling and uplifting experience. I will also say it is essential. We have to give God control of our lives. In today's society this is not always easy. Not submitting to God and trying to control aspects of our lives is stemmed from good ole pride. When I thing of pride, I always think of the fallen Lucifer and his pride. It is the same for us. Our pride always causes us to fall.
So go to an altar, your living room, bedroom, where ever you feel comfortable, and kneel or lie prostrate (although this is not required, it is very humbling), freely give you life to God. Submitting your life in every area; the future of your job, your marriage, your finances, your health, etc. Trusting God that no matter where life takes you, whether easy or tough, God's will will be done in your life. I have to say to the mothers, this includes our child's lives too. We tend to try to emit motherly control over our children. This can be relevant in young children, but as they get older we have to submit their lives to the Lord. Remember, even as much as you love your child, God loves him/her more, and He has a plan for their life too. I do not want to be the one who gets in the way of that plan.
Submitting to God can be easy when life is going our way, but what happens when the road gets rocky? Trusting God, and not jumping in trying to control and twist things to work out the way we want is not easy (especially for us control freaks). How you deal with these trials will either cause you break down, or it will cause you to mature as a Christian. When we submit and seek God's will in these situations, we are being molded to be more like Jesus.
Blessings and Happy Crafting!