Take Control of Your Life
Genesis 1:26 NKJV “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion…””
Have you ever felt like you needed to take control of your life? When God created man, He created man to have dominion; to have control and rule over all creation (Ps.8:6). We feel uncomfortable when we are in situations in which we do not have control. Nobody likes to be in a situation where efforts are not yielding commensurate results. In addition anyone who feels like their being controlled would fight for freedom. This is because man was given dominion over everything else except other humans.
The first thing we see from Genesis 1:26 is the fact that our capacity for dominion is a product of our being created in the image and in the likeness of God. This refers to the nature of man. We understand God by nature is the sovereign author of all creation, and there is no situation that is impossible for Him to overcome (Jer.32:17). Inherently in the nature of every human being is a god-like factor. This is the nature of dominion.
Your ability to dominate, and the first step to taking control of your life, starts with you aligning yourself with the nature of God, the first of which is to be born again. Being born again is not a natural experience. It is a spiritual change in the nature of a person. The old; selfish, dead, sin producing nature is replaced with a heart of righteousness, infused with life, and love. If you’re not born again, you can be today, if you are born again then begin to identify with your nature of righteousness. Because those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life (Rom.5:17b).
Scriptures to Meditate: John 3:31, Josh.1:5, Deut 2:3, 1 Pet.1:23, Heb.4:12