Submit, not Quit | Wednesday | April 3

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. –Romans 12:1-2 NIV

No one can tell you what to think. Though a million of the world’s voices bombard you with options—planting seeds and creating images—only you decide what takes up residence within the boundaries of your mind.

An average adult makes 35,000 decisions in a day. If one of those decisions you made was to accept Christ as your Savior, would it make sense that that one decisionshould affect all the rest?

The world entices you to cling tightly to the idea of free will. “Do what makes you happy. Believe what you want to believe. You do you. Live the life you love.” Fanning the flames of desire for independence from God, the world proves its inability to understand that true freedom for believers can only be experienced by submitting to God.

A successful young athlete lost his starting position on his team. The world assumed he’d do the self-serving thing and leave his school to go where he’d again be a star player. However, this young follower of Christ chose differently; he set aside any selfish ambition and trusted God’s will. Months later, he had an opportunity to lead his team to victory. He won because he would rather submit than quit.

Let us not be known as people who quit when it gets hard. Instead, let us be known as people who persevere under pressure and submit to God’s help and will for our lives!

Prayer Focus

  • Pray that God would reveal to you what errors you have made so you can ask for forgiveness and carry on with the great plans He has for your life.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to help you set healthy boundaries and margins that will allow you to live a life of influence while paving the way to leave a godly legacy.
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