I understand that this might be a very sensitive topic because we (Humans) like to be in some form of control.

I do not know or understand the science around it but it’s there.
We want to know what’s next.
We want to understand situations. Which in of itself is not a bad thing.

Thinking about how things are mostly out of our control. Something about this just makes me shiver . The fact that we are all here on the earth without knowing what will happen next, we don’t have control over our existence the outcome of a whole lot of things. *shivers*

I believe in God.
I believe in his sovereignty. He owns the universe.  In the bid to understand this, over the years I tried to rationalise God’s sovereignty and our free will – if you’ve followed me for long and read my old blog you’d know this.

But recently, reading James 4:14-15 which puts into better perspective and helping me recognise God’s sovereignty.

14 You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Your life is like a fog. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away. 15 So you should say, “If the Lord wants, we will live and do this or that.” (You should read the whole chapter for some context)

I have to say “If God wills” In our bit to gain some control, we have been conditioned to “speak things into existence” “Speak what God has already spoken to activate something in your life” “decree and declare” and to “exercise our authority” basically using God’s word without acknowledging his sovereignty.
You see, God is God.

HE is the God of the universe, the creator of heaven and earth. Just imagine looking down a plane over Lagos or whatever city you’re at – to think that would be a view of just a part of that city – It looks like a moving architectural model, now in comparison to that imagine how tiny we are in the grand scheme of things because that is just a part of whatever city you’re in which is a portion of the earth and eventually the whole universe.

But then we land from the plane and we’re back to just seeing things from our perspective. We have to realise that it is soooooooo much greater than us and we’re just a tiny piece in the whole picture.

I wrote once on facebook “Devil is not the opposite of God” and I think it’s also needed that we remind ourselves that were not equal with God. Yes, I understand that we’ve been given a privilege because of Jesus which should be the more reason for us to reverence him and bow in submission to him as our master.

With this knowledge, will I Tomilola Olatunde now start thinking so much of myself and think that I have some sort of control and can speak something that he hasn’t said ? Or bless something/someone he hasn’t blessed? Or not accept something he allows?

Mary said, “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be unto me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. Luke 1:38

The Lord’s servant! Servant!!!!! Be it unto me according to your word.

Jesus said Not my will but yours be done. Luke 22:42

Whether we believe in God or not, it doesn’t change the fact God is God. It doesn’t change the fact that he knows the end from the beginning. It doesn’t change the fact that our human knowledge is limited.
It doesn’t change the fact that we have no power over what tomorrow brings.
If we believe in God or not. It really doesn’t change God.

There’s so much arrogance and entitlement mentality that comes with our “Claims” to sonship, our declarations and the type of Christianity we practice today.

In the past week or so, I have consciously paid attention to my speech and realised how much it sounds like I’m running the show, like I have the power to wake myself up the next day. If Christ is really Lord of my life, how come I’m not okay with anything that “He wills” trusting him through and through. If Christ is really the Lord of my life how come I am not fine with the humility that the statement “If God wills” brings?. If Christ is really the Lord of my life, How come I can’t make it ALL about him? How come I want to make it about alil bit of me and alil bit of HIM?

Sigh!

I am repenting of my arrogance and puffed up statements that suggest that I am the author of life and I can do as I please or plan as I please. If it is your will Lord.
I submit to you!
None of me and ALL of you.

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