Matthew 18:18 “I tell you the truth, whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.

Mark 11:24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.

Matthew 12:37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

The common theme in these verses is our control. Whatever happens in our lives is not left up to someone else, the devil, or even God. It’s left up to us.

Whatever we forbid or permit on earth, will be forbidden or permitted in heaven. Whatever we pray for, in faith, will come to pass. If we don’t pray, we can’t expect to receive anything from God. Whatever we say (positive or negative), will manifest itself in our lives. This puts us in total control of our own destiny.

God created this world and put mankind in control (Gen. 1:26-28). Of course, God wants to be involved in our lives, but He’s not going to force us to do or receive anything. It’s on us if we let Him get involved in our lives or not.

So, evaluate your life. Are you satisfied with where you currently are in life? If not, don’t just accept it. Take control by getting God involved and using your God-given authority to declare what you want and don’t want in your life.