Do you experience submission problems? Do you at times want something so badly that you submit to doing anything to get it? Are you submitting to admiration? Possessions? Self? Food? Money? Pleasure?
In his epistle to the Romans, Paul said, “to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves” (6:16). When our desires “war” within us (James 4:1), we are to submit ourselves to God as “slaves of God” (Rom. 6:22).
Humbling ourselves before the Lord (James 4:10) and asking Him to show us our heart will help us to recognize our own submission problems.
True freedom is not in choosing our own way, but in submitting to God’s way.
Lord, help me to submit to You, to follow and obey. Give me strength to fight the urge to do things my own way.