Many believers expect Jesus Christ to take control of their lives, but that is not what Jesus said. Jesus said:”Whoever wishes to come after Me, must deny himself pick up his cross every day and come here follow Me.” We have to take action. We have to take control of our own lives. We have to make up our mind to follow Jesus Christ and therefore we must obey Him. Obey his commands; repent,turn away from sin, stop sinning, be baptized in water, and seek Jesus for the
baptism in the Holy Spirit.
We have to take action we have to take control. We have to go after Jesus Christ, we have to seek His approval. We have to seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the indwelling Holy Spirit in us, to teach and guide us. We have to seek to hear His voice. Jesus will not take control of us. He will not come and change your life.You have to change your life. You have to stop sinning, you have to change your ways, you have to go after Jesus Christ.
If we submit ourselves to Jesus and obey Him, repent and be baptized, then He will set us free from the bondage of sin. He will set us free from addictions so that we can follow Him, so that we can be in control. Jesus Christ puts you in control of your own life again, but then you must take control and go after Jesus. Don’t use that control that you’ve got to go back to sin, and do wrong things.
Take control of yourself, everyday pick up your cross follow Jesus. When you wake up in the morning or during the night, put your mind on Jesus. Get rid of the things that distract you, get rid of that TV. Stop watching the wrong videos, stop going to the wrong places. Stop being worldly, stop going after worldly friends and go after Jesus. Seek Him, seek His approval. Seek His ways. Do what is pleasing to Him. Seek His voice. He will speak to you, but if you don’t go after Him, then you will not follow Him, you will not hear His voice. He might speak to you, but if you don’t trust Him and if you’re not committed to follow Him, you will distrust Him and then He will stop speaking to you.
We have to take control of our own life, of our own salvation, work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Don’t run after other people. Don’t look for solutions other places, in the Bible or from other people. Go on your knees and speak to Jesus. Get your mind on Jesus. Be filled with the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ dwelling in you. Trust Him, listen to Him, follow Him, obey Him and He will guide you, but you will always be in control.
You must take control of yourself and follow Jesus Christ every day until the very end. You must make up your mind to follow Jesus, and you must endure with him until the very end you must pick up your cross and follow Jesus Christ every day until the end to be saved.
May Jesus bless you.