Some of us need to submit to the knowledge of what is really in our hearts before we can move to the next stage of blessing. Pride will keep us from coming clean with God. Self-righteousness will keep you from experiencing the flow of God’s cleansing and liberating power. It is that power that enables us to submit to the wishes of men.
If the words “I am sorry, I was wrong” are words you find difficult to say, while “I told you so” comes easily, consider the state of your heart. It is probably not ripe for submission and the blessings that come with it.
JER 17: 9, 10 The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it? I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
DEUT 8:2 And you shall remember all the way which the Lord your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and to prove you, to know what was in your mind and heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
Submission is not only a test of our love for Him; it is a test of our strength. Sometimes its hard to submit – but it must always be voluntary.
God will never force us to do anything. He has given each one a free will.
Until we learn to submit, not that it’s easy, we will have no inkling of the blessings that should have been ours, since many are tied to submission.
Credits – Amanda Buys.
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