The power to choose is a manifestation of one of God’s uncommon gifts to man; free will. This is one of your greatest assets which God will not violate. It is not in God’s character to compel anyone against his or her will on any issue. According to the Scripture in Deut.30:19, “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live”.
The one who gives us the power to choose also respects our choice; He can only advise us when exercising our will so that we do not make the wrong decisions. In Revelation 3:20, the Lord says He is standing at the door of your heart. He will not break through to gain entry forcefully because He is not a thief.
If you choose not to open the door to Him, after knocking for some time, He would leave. But there are consequences for not responding to God’s knocks. What is the area of your life that the Lord has been gently knocking at the door of your heart but you turned deaf ears? You need to repent and open to Him today!
But note that once you have opened the door to the Lord on an issue, you cannot afford to look back, He expects total commitment. Today, some believers who said ‘Yes’ to God are now allowing secret sin. Some who said ‘Yes’ to the truth are now accommodating some lies, being committed to God is like the marriage institution, it is a life time commitment, and like marriage, it is only death that should transform it into the eternal plane. The moment you enter the Lord’s boat, you are bound to submit to His captainship. As a result, you have to voluntarily submit your free will and from that moment, he must be in charge.
And from then on you cannot afford to do just anything you want to do. He takes absolute control of your life and situation, and helps take decisions for you from that time, the government of your life is put on His shoulder.