Romans 6:13 (AMP) 13 Do not continue offering or yielding your bodily members [and [a]faculties] to sin as instruments (tools) of wickedness. But offer and yield yourselves to God as though you have been raised from the dead to [perpetual] life, and your bodily members [and [b]faculties] to God, presenting them as implements of righteousness.
We have the power to enjoy life even though things are not going the way we think they should be. We must learn to yield to the Holy Spirit in our lives rather than resist the things that God is leading us to do. We will never get where we need to be if we do not listen to the lead of God in our life. We have to let go of some of the bad things that are holding us back whether it is behavior, thoughts, words, or people.
Giving into temptation can steal enjoyment. We all know what is like to resist temptation and we know what it is like to give into it. For example, when tempted to give the last word in an argument, it’s tough to not have the last word because we want to be right. Is being right so important that you lose peace in a household or friendship? Ultimately by giving into the temptation to speak in that situation might have stolen our joy.
It is not about what people think about us being right or wrong but what God thinks about us handling the situation. Work with God and God will work with you. God will show us how to enjoy life but it is up to us to yield to him in order to see that enjoyment.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen