Daily Devotional – 1/26/15 “Who or what is controlling your life?”

I know I am late posting today but I had to have a 3 and a half hour diabetes test done this morning at the doctor’s office. That test, my Lord! Diabetes runs in my family so I’ve always known there is a chance I could possibly one day have it but I am not claiming it but it made me think about how we can allow things to control our lives. The radio station (95.7) this morning was having a conversation about social media and how some people are so consumed with it. I mean some people have allowed social media to control them so much so that they wake up checking Facebook before they even see if their spouse is breathing. Why has it gotten so out of control? I’ve said this before but spell check will notify you to capitalize the f on Facebook yet not the g on God. Isn’t He more important? When you are writing in Word and you are looking for a reference book, you can choose from the dictionary, thesaurus or encyclopedia but why isn’t the bible a choice? We’ve got to start looking at what we allow to control our lives, what we place as priorities and what we make as important notes of actions because not everything fits.

Not even God controls every situation of our lives because He gives us the freedom to choose. He even gave us the freedom to choose Him. He only said if you choose me; serve me with a pure heart. He didn’t say He would control our entire lives. Yes, He gave us commandments but not to control us but to make us whole but even then He knew we would make mistakes which is why He gave us repentance for the bible says in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Yet, we still don’t serve God like we should. Oh, but we’ll allow a man or a woman of the world to control us. They can tell us where we can and can’t go; can and can’t say, can and can’t wear; the friends we can and can’t have and out of fear (we call it being submissive) we abide by their rules. Yet God says watch your words for the tongue can cut like a sword but you still cut folk up (in church). God says a friend stick closer than a brother but you’ll still walk pass them when they are down because you’re jealous of their blessing. God says you shouldn’t go there anymore but you say I’ll go and repent later. God says you shouldn’t do that anymore but you say one more time shouldn’t hurt. Baby, what or who is controlling your life? If you’ve chosen God as the head, allow Him to lead you because I can assure you, with certainty that He won’t steer you wrong. It’s time we get our lives in control and stop allowing things and people to control it. You’ve got to be careful who you give the power to steer your life too. Even if it’s your spouse, every once in a while you need to check to see if you both are on the same course, headed in the same direction!

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