As a young mother, I remember getting ready to leave the house in the morning with two toddlers was sometimes a battle of the will. Ever tried to reason or argue with a six- and three-year-old? I knew I had lost control when I told my kids, “Because I am the mom, that’s why.” The same is true when Jesus reminds us He is in charge. When Jesus orchestrates a situation we didn’t plan and we might be surprised, He designs it to reminds us, “Because I am your Lord, that’s why.”
Is Jesus really Lord of your life? We may say “He is Lord,” but it is only when we die to our own goals, desires, and plans that He can be evidenced as the leader. As we meet with Him daily and faithfully desire to know what He wants for us, we willingly put aside our agenda. Luke 9:23 reminds us, “And He was saying to them all, If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
Henry Blackaby in his book Experiencing God says, “When He becomes the Lord of your life, He alone has the right to be . . . the focus in your life, the initiator in your life and the director of your life. That’s what it means for him to be Lord.” So what is it God is asking you to surrender to Him today? Facing a frustration? Relationship wrecked? Expectations not met? Change of plans? Re-directed goals? Whatever it is, allow Jesus’ Lordship to cover it, protect it, and ultimately glorify Him.
Let’s close with a prayer from Psalm 25:14–15. Dear Lord, thank you for the hope in Your word: “The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.” With all the situations that have loose-ends and every unanswered question, I submit to your lordship, my Lord and Master, Adonai. Thank you, Lord, I can trust you to be Lord of my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.