Lordship means that Jesus can’t be your copilot. It means to let go of the controls and let Jesus alone be your pilot. (Jesus, pilot me! I don’t know how to fly this thing called life!)
Whatever or whoever you obey is your Lord. Humans obey many different Lords, such as: feelings, desires, opinions, habits, money, pride, leaders, nations, hate, etc. Instead, you can let the living Jesus be Lord.
Many Christians claim Jesus as their Savior, but not as their Lord. They want to call the shots and go to Heaven on their own terms.
To make Jesus your Lord is to obey Him, rather than your own emotions, desires, or opinions. No one can run your life as effectively as your Creator. That’s why surrender to the living Lord Jesus brings indescribable joy.
The Lordship of Jesus begins in your thoughts and desires. Unless you let Him rule those, your actions will be beyond His control.
Lordship begins when you allow the living Jesus to exchange your will for His. Jesus becomes your Lord when you let Him replace self as the decision maker in your life and rule over all your desires and feelings. Unless our will, emotions, and appetites are surrendered to the authority of the living Jesus, He isn’t our Lord.
Early Christians were persecuted because they said, “Jesus is Lord,” and refused to say “Caesar is Lord.”
There’s no question whether Jesus will show up in your life. The question is: Will you surrender to His Lordship when He does?
May Christ the Lord be adored, not just with words, but with obedience:
It's easier to pray To the Lord Than it is to obey And surrender to His will. But no matter what we say, He's not truly our Lord If we don't follow His way.