Do you give God your all?


The world wants your best, but God wants your all. So what is preventing you from giving God your all?…Self…It’s hardly a secret that conquering self is the biggest problem Christians all over the world face daily. It was true for Jesus’ disciples— and it is true for modern-day Christians.

Somebody once said: “Learn to conquer self before you try to conquer the world.”Learning to conquer self is an ongoing struggle I am face with daily. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I understand that unless I overcome self I will not reach those higher heights and deeper depths, which the apostle Paul referred to in (Philippians 3:14), “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Most Christians, I would imagine, will not admit openly that they struggle with self, but I am not ashamed to admit that I do. As a matter of fact, one of the greatest Christians the world had ever known struggled with self and he was not ashamed to admit it.  The apostle Paul, a stalwart of the early and modern-day Church struggled with self. In (1 Corinthians 9:27), he writes: “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”

The apostle Peter himself, struggled with self. When the soldiers took hold of Jesus, after Judas pointed Him out–the Bible says: “Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchu” (John 18:10).

The truth is we all struggle with self, whether you admit it or not.  It is the single biggest impediment that prevents many of us from giving God our all. Each of us has that 1 or 2 things that we cannot shake. We have been working on them for years or maybe months, but every time we thought we had them under control, they raise their ugly heads again.

The only solution for the problem of sin is to stay close to God. Feed on His words, walk in His footsteps and obey His commandments (Exodus 20), for “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24)

18 comments

  1. “The only solution for the problem of sin is to stay close to God” This is so true. Thanks for you honesty. Many Christians think they are alone in the struggles that they face it is so important that we stay close to God. He alone is our source of help and deliverance.

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    1. Thanks a million nuvofelt. I really appreciate you stopping by. It is hard to give God your all but if we keep trying, we will make it one day. God bless you.

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  2. Noel

    You have hit the nail on the head with this post. Self mastery is crucial. Like many, I had to lose self-control before I understood its importance. I see that my self-control is related directly to my relationship to God. My relationship with God is directly related to the time I spend in prayer. So for me prayer = self control.

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  3. It is very true Noel, the only solution for the problem of sin is to stay close to God.

    When things go bad we are so quick to ask God why us? Quickly forgetting that God does everything for our benefit.

    God never leaves our side, it’s us who walk away…

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    1. Thanks for stopping by veehcirra. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says: “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” I am looking forward to reading many more of Your posts. God bless

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    1. Love me naturally is a wonderful handle. It truly reminds of what God wants from us. He wants us to love Him naturally and stay close to Him.

      Thanks a million for stopping by. Please come again! God bless.

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