Submit to Christ – Mensah Otabil

Everything God has to offer to us comes as our lives are submitted to the Lordship


For if by the one man’s offence death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17

Everything God has to offer to us comes as our lives are submitted to the Lordship of Christ. The best gifts in life — the ones which really make a difference — do not come to us simply because of our hard work. They come to us because Christ our Lord brings them into our lives as part of His reign in our hearts.

Our relationship with Christ is based on our willingness to yield our lives to the power and control of the Holy Spirit. When we choose submission to God, we can find new strength to break negative habits.

We must:

  • Understand our limitations. Even the most trained and equipped human being has limitations. We have seen world leaders with tremendous influence who could not control their own personal desires. Instead of judging people for their limitations, we must let them tell us about ourselves. We have limitations.
  • Understand God’s expectations. God does not lower His standards to suit our limitations. What He wants to do instead is to give us the power to meet His expectations. By our own strength, we will continue disappointing the Lord and our own selves but with a life of daily surrender, we can live for Him.
  • Understand God’s grace. The real difference for every child of God is the grace of God. It is by His grace that we live, move and have our being. His grace upholds us when we are weak and guides us when we are lost.

Prayer: O Holy Spirit, I submit to you so that You will live in me the life that pleases God.

Scriptural Reading: Romans 5:12-2