“What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? " matthew16:26
“selling our soul” to the devil, the reality is we actually do it. How many times in our lives have we literally sold our souls, turning from what we knew was God’s will to fulfill our will?
Every time you choose to rebel against God, you are selling yourself. The sad reality is that you always sell yourself cheap. What you give up, versus what you get is never worth it. “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”
in the end that if we deal with the devil, we lose. No matter what we may get, it is not worth our soul. Even if we had everything we wanted in this life, even if we had all this world had to offer, what is it worth in the light of eternity?
You see my friend, this life as we know it is very brief. It is but for a season. Eternity is for everlasting. Our focus, our goals, our motivation should not be solely focused on this existence, but our everlasting existence. That is why the most important decision we will ever make in this life is where we will spend that eternity. Let me say, if you do not know where your eternity will be spent, you can make that decision now, by choosing to follow Jesus all the way.
Almost without realizing it, we often sell ourselves to the devil. Just by choosing to go your way instead of God's way is already a form of of selling your soul to the devil, you have rebellied against God by doing so and it just makes it easier for the devil to get a hold of you till one day he will eventually get the whole of you, your soul, your everything ,completely. The Lord told us clearly, you cannot serve two masters. Each time we make a decision, we are choosing which master to serve. We will either serve the god of this world, or the God of the universe. When we choose the god of this world, we are never satisfied, never happy, it never really works. When we serve God Almighty, we then can know the true joy, peace, and abundance this life can offer. It works. I will be praying for you to choose God. You see, when you choose the god of this world, it requires you to pay a price. When you choose God your Creator, the price has already been paid. He says, “Come all, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!” You see, Jesus already paid the price.how much sense this makes. i really am guilty for choosing to follow my plans instead of God's plan so many times. maybe the problem is i dont trust enough to let God really use me and take control of my life. and maybe so many other things. i really am trying to really find that balance i need in my life. Dear Lord i know i dont trust enough to let you completely hold the reins in my life, and i am so sorry for not listening to You so many times. For not taking a breather out of my life to listen to Your soft calming voice. For insisting on my ways and not going Yours. I am so sorry for wanting my independence so much. It's so hard for me to give it up.I want it so bad, it's pains me great deal to give it up.It is probably is the most difficult and hardest thing to do in my life. Lord, i ask for your forgiveness.. Pls help me let learn to trust You abit more each day and completely trust You with my life, by fully surrending the reins into Your hands one day. I pray for that Day of Total Submission to come soon. in Jesus name i pray .Amen