Take charge
In HIS Presence


Read: 1 Timothy 4:12-16 

Meditation verse: 

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example  for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity (1 Timothy  4:12) 

You are the architect of your life, not someone else. You have a responsibility to  take charge of your life and ensure that it counts for something good.  Sometimes we unknowingly give this control away without understanding the  implications. Here are some ways you may be doing that. 

When you notice every little offense and let it get to you, you are allowing other people to control your state of mind and peace. By allowing the actions of other people to control your emotions and determine your actions, you are giving them control over your life. Your actions determine your outcomes. So, in essence, you are letting other people determine the outcomes you get out of life.  

When you refuse to forgive and let go unless someone apologises to you. If you tend to need an apology after an offense before you feel okay, you are giving away some control of your life. What if the offender never apologises, would  you stay angry for life? 

You let others control your life when you fail to own your convictions. For  instance, allowing yourself to be talked out of a worthwhile endeavour without even trying. 

When you fail to assert yourself when you should. “Do not answer a fool  according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Answer a fool  according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes” (Proverbs 26:4-5). The  greatest wisdom in life is knowing when to speak and when to be silent. There  are times to be still and there are times you must assert yourself.  

When you are totally dependent on a person for every iota of your existence:  emotionally, financially, socially, relationally, such that you cannot function without them, you are giving them control of your life. They control everything  about you including your decisions and choices. 

Lastly, when you prefer to blame others for every setback, whilst refusing to  take responsibility for yourself and your actions. Or when you simply do nothing  of significance with your life. 

Create the life you want and act. When you act, the Holy Spirit in you does the  work. “It is according to the power of the Holy Spirit in you. That power includes courage, boldness, confidence, insight, ability, and authority. But when you fail  to act, these resources are not activated in your life. So, take charge of your life.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:

Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at rockteachingministry@gmail.com. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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