We all hear about how amazing God’s ways are, but have you seen it in your own life? Have you seen the beautiful outcome of following God? God’s desire is to show you how beautiful he is and his ways are in your life.
There was a time in my own life when I couldn’t see the beauty of God’s way. I would hear other people talk about how God did this and that for them, but I just couldn’t see it in my own life.
It was not that God was not moving in my own life – the problem was I was not letting God move in my life.
A lot of us (including myself) complain about not seeing God’s miraculous ways in our lives, but it is because we don’t give God’s way a chance. Doing things our way will not open the way for us to see God’s way.
To see God’s way starts with us surrendering our lives and accepting Jesus as our Lord. We cannot accept Jesus and still give in to our fleshly desires. It’s one or the other; either God’s way or our way. Satan will try to place lies in our mind telling us that we can still experience the fullness of Christ even with living the way we want to live. But the truth is, the only way to experience Christ to the fullest is to give our fullest to God.
Accepting Jesus is a choice to give ourselves away in exchange for Jesus.
We cannot accept Jesus and still choose to live our own lives. To accept Jesus means we agree that he is better than us. 2 Corinthians 6:14 says, “..For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” We are the darkness, and Jesus is the light. Our sinful nature and Christ’s holy nature cannot be in harmony. One must win over the other.
It is when we truly accept Jesus that we can then see his beautiful will and plan in our lives. Choosing Jesus is a choice we have to make everyday. Our flesh and the Holy Spirit are in constant battle because we are still living in the sinful nature of our bodies. Therefore, we have to make the decision to die to ourselves daily.
Romans 12:1-2 says, “..offer your bodies as a living sacrifice..then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” What a beautiful promise this is, that when we sacrifice our life and follow God’s way, he promises a good and perfect outcome for us.
God wants to show you the beauty of his ways, will you choose to let go of your ways and accept his ways no matter the cost? There will be days when you don’t feel like following God’s ways, but remember that his ways are guaranteed to end with a good result.
Just recently I felt lazy to do the ministry God has called me to do. But I am glad that I obeyed and followed through because I was able to see God use me to touch a girl’s life and to plant a seed of truth into her heart. I realized that accepting Jesus is a choice I have to make everyday. I have to say no to myself and yes to God daily.
If I had not obeyed God’s way, I would never have been able to see God’s beautiful ability to use me to change someone’s life.
God wants to show his beautiful ways in your life, will you let him? Will you take his invitation to take over your life? Accepting Jesus has a cost, and that cost is you. But it is when you give yourself up that you can then see the beauty of his ways. So remember, see God’s beautiful ways in your life.