In my 10 year journey with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I am in Awe of how He positioned me where He thinks is the rightful place for me. God’s Grace made it all clear to me as an elect and set apart for His calling, I understand now that I cannot do as I please. Every inch of movement, every thought, every plan I take I have to surrender unto my Lord. And this is where Lordship Salvation makes it all different with what professing Christians view Lordship is.
More often than not, the more I desire something for myself, I doubt in my heart if this is what my Lord wants for me. I cleave to Him to examine my heart and know His perfect will and not His permissive will for me. If I become insistent of what I just want and move ahead nagging God’s of His permissive will until it manifests, I would not have a clue of how to handle it or at least trouble shoot if it turns out bad in the process. Sometimes the easiest things to accomplish are not of His will. Even if I believe that I can afford to buy something, the more I am finicky to actually purchase it. thus, the more I inquire of God if He wants it for me. There are situations when I believe I should merit something or be given recognition from it, but I stop right there and then and inquire of Him first. The spirit man in me rebukes me, humbles and disciplines me and I’m stirred up by the Holy Spirit not to be assuming. God knows when to reward us. He knows the appointed time of when he will recognized us and be exalted by others and not of our own making.
Have you experienced scrolling on your facebook and suddenly you see your friends and co-workers , co-servants in ministry having a party and you were singled out, as no one invited you to join in. What would your reaction be? Would you dress up and rush in to go and attend as you please without inquiring? Would you sulk in to a pity party and feel sorry for yourself? Or simply trust God with much humility and tell yourself that the host of the party would have invited you if he wants you to be there in the first place. The spirit man in us will keep us secure and not be presumptuous of anything. The spirit man in us will not allow us to go before anything for the sake of our pleasure or displeasure. The golden rule is “Inquire of God ” in prayer. As it is fit to inquire from the authority placed under us. The faithful characters of the Bible always inquired of God and the authority placed under them. The prophets, King David, Joseph and the most faithful servants of God who valued Reverential Fear Of God.
It is always God who will go before us, not us going before God’s will, and the authority placed under us who takes the initiative to decide for the common good.
Here are the 3 solid wisdom and lessons in humility learned in my 10 years of being a follower of Jesus Christ and submitting to His Lordship.
1. Lean not on your own
2. Don’t go before God / Do not go before your authority.
3. Inquire of God / ask, before for actinging upon it. Ask permission / seek discernment.
4.Put things in order. Always work in an orderly fashion.
5. Above all, pray without ceasing. In and out of season.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
They said to him, “Inquire of God, please, that we may know whether our way on which we are going will be prosperous.” The priest said to them, “Go in peace; your way in which you are going has the LORD’S approval.”
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
1 Corinthians 14:33,40
But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.
For God is not a God of disorder but of pe
ace – as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.