Submissive works.. Rebellious backfires..

I know it so well that Christ wants me to be submissive to the Will of God, and as a Christian I am commitied to being submissive to the Will of God. I try hard to adhere to it. I will have to admit that it is not so easy, submissive does not refer to the virtual submission, but it refers to the real submission, to every situation in our life (be it good or bad), submissive to every descision, submissive to every person (parents, preachers, elders, managers, leaders). It is not so simple task, I always tend to rebel, then later I submit to all these trusting in the Lord, with the Hope that He is not going to let me down.

Hebrews 5:7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.

James 3:17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

To rebel is easy, I can say "You are wrong", "I will not listen to you", "I will not obey you" to anybody. I can be without repentence to all these words I have spoken and say "What I did is right", "I will not repent".

But "Is this what God really wants me to do?" "Is this what Christ taught us?".

Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

Romans 13:5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

Ephesians 5:21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

We are children of obedience and submission (through His Holy spirit), if God has allowed us to be in a situation, let us submit to that. If God has allowed some person to be my manager, God has a purpose for it, let me submit to that, let me sumbit to what me manager says. If God has decided to allow something to happen in my life - let me submit to that, let that decision change my life. Submission gives us the strength to grow.

But when we rebel the consequences are bad. Many times it leads to sickness, confusions, and many other complications.

Romans 8:7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.

Romans 10:3 Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.