Who gets The Chair?

Do you ever get tired of being in charge? You make a wrong choice or a bad decision and have to pay the consequences. Often, you just grope along in the dark and pretend everything is just fine. That was me before I met Jesus.
 
Can anyone whose God is Jehovah disagree with Him and have a healthy relationship? I believe NO you can’t and I have reasons for that.
 
I recently spoke to someone who seemed to believe that God just needs to be on your side. However, the better question would be “Am I on God’s side?”
Would you want a friend that you have little to nothing in common with? Would you enjoy having a friend in which just about every conversation you both have is opposite sides? After a while, wouldn’t you want to have a conversation with your friend in which you both agree? Wouldn’t fighting, bickering, or simply never agreeing get tiring?
Jesus says in 2 Corinthians 6:15-17 “What harmony does Christ have with Satan? What does a believer have in common with someone who doesn’t believe? What agreement can there be between God’s temple and idols? Because we are the temple of the living God. Just as God said, I live with them, and I will move among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore, come out from among them and be separated, says the Lord…”
When I was young, I asked my Great Grandmother to tell me what it was like to be a Christian. I wasn’t at all sure I wanted to ‘give up’ my independence. Now my Great Grandmother was a story teller and often gave object lessons, or examples, to drive home her point, if she had one.
She told me to bring a chair away from the table and set it in the center of the room. I did this. She then told me to sit in the chair (I did). She stated “As long as you sit in that chair, you are in control. You make all the decisions and you reap the benefits if they’re good decisions or you reap the consequences if they’re bad decisions. Everything is all up to you.”
Then she told me to stand next to the chair and hold it with my hand, which I did. She continued her object lesson with me. She stated “When you become a Christian, Jesus sits in the chair. All decisions become His to make. He is in control. All choices/decisions must go through Him. You always keep hold of the chair – as you must lean on His Wisdom, Strength, and Love.”
She continued “When you grow in Christ, you feel more comfortable with Him in the chair than if you were sit in it! When you choose friends or relationships, because they’re all passed through Him – they’ll be more meaningful because those friends or relations will have Jesus in the chair and their hands firmly fixed as well.”
I accepted her lesson and I accepted Jesus into my heart. I stood up and invited Jesus to sit on the ‘throne’ of my life. I have found that those who sit in their own ‘throne’ chair, have little interest in my individuality, ideas, interests and such. Mostly because we haven’t got the same Person on the ‘throne’.
I ask you, friend, who’s sitting on the ‘throne chair’ of your life? I invite you to invite Jesus to your throne – you’ll never be sorry you did.

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