There was a point in our life when we were just a signature away from moving from one house to another. The price was fair; it seemed a wise move. But I didn’t feel peaceful about it. To this day, I can’t pinpoint the source of the discomfort. Sometimes a choice just doesn’t “feel” right; and sometimes choices do “feel” right.
When Luke justified the writing of his gospel to Theophilus, he said, “Since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you.” (Luke 1:3).
Did you notice, “it seemed good also to me?” Luke pondered his options and selected the path that “seemed good.”
Do you have a heart for God? Heed it. Do you have a family of faith? Consult it. Do you have a Bible? Read it. You have what you need to face the giant-size questions of life. Once you’ve given your heart to God, consulted people of faith, and read the Bible, then trust your heart and do what seems right. Who knows? You may end up writing your own gospel story.
Lord of your conduct. Jesus wants His desires and His will to rule over your actions, your words and feelings—your very character.
Lord of your relationships. Jesus wants to preside over your dating relationship or how you treat your spouse. He wants to rule over the way you parent. Jesus wants to be Lord over every interaction with business associates. All your relationships should yield to His rule.
Lord of your time. What should you do with your available time? How should you invest your life? If you want to live a life of purpose, you need to be about more than just flipping pages on the calendar. Jesus wants His priorities to be yours.
Lord of your talents. When you become a Christian, you are given some unique gifts. They are supernatural abilities intended to build God’s kingdom. Jesus wants to be Lord of the talents He has given you—whether those are gifts of music, teaching, mercy, helping, etc. Jesus wants to rule over how you invest those gifts in His kingdom.
Lord of your treasure. According to Christ, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21). Jesus doesn’t care about the cash that’s burning a hole in your wallet. He cares about your money, because He knows that until He has what you have, He doesn’t have you. When you surrender all you have to the lordship of Jesus, He gives it back so you can use it for Him. And He wants you to experience the joy in that.