“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
The best time you can say some Christians or believers are submissive to God is in the church. When they are not in the church, their hearts and minds are focused on something other than what God has called them to do. Are you in that category of people? You know the answer to this question.
Being submissive to God requires that you take yourself away from everything and then totally give your life to God. To be able to resist the devil required total submission to God daily. In other words, to enjoy an absolute breakthrough in all areas of your life, you need total submission. It’s a simple concept but one that we often forget. We shouldn’t let our wrongful desires get in the way of God’s love for us.
1 Peter 5:6 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you.”
We should not allow ourselves to be distracted by anything other than doing God’s will. Doing the good things and staying holy is not an option for Christians, but it is a must. Since it is written, “you shall be holy, for God is holy (1 Peter 1:16). The day we accept Jesus as our Lord and savior should mark the day; we recognize that we have a mighty Master to obey. We are called to live like Christ. We are called to follow him and do his work in our lives.
No partial submission is acceptable because you do not expect to receive partial blessing, breakthrough, miracle, or victory from God. Reminder from today’s verse, you must submit first to God before you resist the devil. The enemy will try to take advantage of your weakness when they see that you are empty of God’s power to fulfill their desires. Therefore, when you submit to God, he will use you to be obedient and faithfulness to give you total victory through Jesus Christ. Ephesians 6:11 says, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”
1. Father, reduce me so that I may increase in you.
2. Holy Spirit, help me abstain from sin and live a life of righteousness in Jesus’ name. Amen.