“And He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake”- 2 Corinthians 5:15
You have to read that again. No really, please read it again. Who are we living for? Is it for people? Ourselves? God, sometimes? When one decides to give their
li fe to Christ, one should understand, know and accept that one should from henceforth cease to live for themselves.(accept His Lordship, and not just Him as Saviour).
If I live for someone, I will make it my priority to know His heart daily about matters, to hear and obey His guidance. My career, friends, commitments and all in life, should be what pleases Him.
Are we doing that? At all times? Sometimes?
If one ceases to ”live to and for themselves” , they will not say “Thank you God for this life, I will live it, and God whenever You want me to do something, just let me know and I will drop all and do it for You. I will be available.” Whenever? So who would you be living for in the mean time until He “tells you to do something?”
The Lordship of Christ is not intermittent, it is continuous. We live to and for Him, always. We say “God, this is the life
Y ou have given me. What do You want me to do with it? How should I use this intellect you have given me, these skills, how should I impact these people you have placed in my circle? What do You want to do through me today? “ Always? Yes, always ! That’s what Christ did. He said, “I can’t do anything on my own. As I listen to the Father, I make my judgments. My judgments are right because I don’t try to do what I want but what the One who sent me wants.”- Jn 5:30