Tuesday, July 3, 2012

It Comes With Authority ...

Responsibility.  As much as people in the world desire to lord over one another, to make decisions that effect others, to be in control, few understand the price tag associated with position and authority.  The greater your authority, the bigger the impact of your decisions.  The stronger the impact of the choices you make on the lives of others.  The cost of failure is greater and the benefit of success is further reaching.  

Allow God to grow you at His own pace, he is the gardener.  He knows what you need and what you do not need.  He knows what you can handle and what you cannot.  He knows your limits and your limitations and He will stretch you, mold you, build you and fashion you into His image in His time.  But you will need to trust Him and submit yourself to His hand; submit yourself to His leadership and to His guidance through it all.  

To seek position or power independent of Him that you do not have the grace of God to handle is a mistake.  Submit your desires, ambitions and thoughts unto Him and accept His choices for you, for He will lead and guide you into all truth and order your steps.  

Pro 14:12  There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. 

Do not go the way of your mind and thoughts, but look to the Spirit to lead and guide you:

Pro 3:1  My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 
Pro 3:2  For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. 
Pro 3:3  Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 
Pro 3:4  So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 
Pro 3:5  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 
Pro 3:6  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 

For the follower of Christ it is a life of Spirit, led by the Spirit ... 

Joh 3:6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 
Joh 3:7  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 
Joh 3:8  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 

Be encouraged for He is in control.  You only need to submit yourself to His Lordship, to His guidance, to His authority in your life of your free will and your choice.  In that place of existence, He will move with and through you because you choose it, you desire it.  Be at peace and trust Him in all things. Shalom.

~ The faithmix team