“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:15-16
We know that God would have us either be passionate for Him, or cold, but lukewarm Christians He does not like because they have one foot in, and one foot out of the Kingdom. Yet what does scripture say about being submitted to Him? How submitted to Christ should we be?
Ideally, our entire being should be submitted to Christ and His Word. When we are completely submitted to Christ, He guides our path and orders our steps. However, the flesh often takes over and tells us that we can do things on our own. In the end, we fail most of the time.
Why Do We Fail When We Aren’t Submitted To God?
We fail because we end up doing things in our own strength- not in God’s grace. When we operate under God’s anointing and grace, we can accomplish incredible tasks- and not be tired because God gives us strength. God can stretch time to make the impossible possible time-wise. When you are under the anointing, you will never fail, falter, or become weary. In fact, you will be energized like never before.
However, it comes back to being submitted to Him to do His will. How willing are you in your heart to do His will? Also, how much self-control are you willing to exert when the flesh rises up and tells you that you either can’t, or that little voice in your head says, “I don’t want to.”
Kelly Elders discusses in our March issue what being fully submitted to God looks like, and how to tell if God has all, some, or none of you. We will examine how a Christian can become a fully-devoted follower of Christ and the benefits that it has to your faith walk.