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Many times the devil approaches the Christian to plant doubt in his mind concerning the subject of personal consecration.   If Satan can confuse a believer on this matter, he renders the witness of that person ineffective.   When a Christian does not have complete confidence in his consecration, he will feel inadequate in telling others of the wonderful salvation experience.   Thus the enemy triumphs in yet another of his plots to subject the Church to constant inner turmoil and uncertainty.

What is a real consecration?   "Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as unto Christ; Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart." Eph 6:5-6.   Consecration is a mere willingness of the heart to do the will of God in one's life.   It is an attitude of gratefulness for the forgiveness of the heart to do the will of God in one's life.   It is an attitude of gratefulness for the forgiveness of sins, combined with a desire to assist in the furtherance of the Gospel's great cause.   It is a simple trust in God.   It may lead to some difficult decisions in life but the results of these decisions in life, but the results of these decisions will always lead to a positive and uplifting experience with the Lord.
Being willing and consecrated is the greatest feeling to experience.   To know that you have reached a mutual understanding with God to do what He leads you to do in your life, and then trust the results to Him, offers the greatest possible assurance of successful living.
Many ask, "How do I know God is working His will in my life?"   Just because you are not filling a role that is in the limelight of man's praise is no indication that God is not leading you.   It is a simple matter of knowing that as long as your heart is willing, God is having His way and you are pleasing Him.   Where He takes you, may come as a complete surprise, but you can be assured that you are doing His will by simply having a willing attitude.   Often God will use people in accordance with their natural talents, abilities and enthusiasm.   Thus His plan is furthered by those best qualified for their respective roles.   By working in this manner, His children often have a great desire to be used by God simply because they enjoy what has been given them to do.   This is God's great plan of Christian consecration at work. 



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