Young boy with hands in prayer position with eyes closed

We must allow God to have His way.  When God is in control, we are allowing someone Who loves us with His whole life to care for us, fight for us, and to direct our lives. There is nothing to lose! We have everything to gain (Philippians 1:21; 3:7-16). The issue that prevents us from allowing God to have His way in our lives is our lack of complete trust in Him. 

A little boy walked down the beach, and as he did, he spied a matronly woman sitting under a beach umbrella in the sand. He walked up to her and asked, “Are you a Christian?”   She said, “Yes.” He then asked, “Do you read your Bible every day?”  She replied, “Yes.” He surprised her by asking another question. “Do you pray often?” She answered with a smile, “Yes.” After this question was answered, the young boy sighed expressively and then asked one final question, “Will you hold my quarter while I go swimming?” 

The young boy’s faith in God caused him to trust this woman with his quarter.  Is our faith in Christ being alive and Him being the only way, truth, and life enough for us to trust Him with our life? If our answer is yes, then we must allow God to have His way by first committing to renew our minds so He can transform them.  Second, we must allow ourselves to experience His perfect will (Rom. 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18). “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.” (Jeremiah 17:10; NIV)

Sometimes people will ask, what is God’s will? The answer is found only when you release your will to Him, trust that Christ loves you and will never leave you, nor forsake you (Matthew 11:38-30; John 10:11-18). His Word never returns void (Isaiah 55:11), it endures all times (1 Peter 1:22-25), it is powerful (Hebrews 4:12) and the Holy Spirit remains with us forever (John 14:16-21).  The Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth and enlighten our hearts to love Christ as we experience His love for us. (Ephesians 1:18; 3:14-21; 5:15-18). 

Remember God is most glorified in us when we are most surrendered to Him.