Therefore submit to God.
Every time we refuse to submit to God, we lower ourselves farther and farther over the precipice of sin and rebellion, and it becomes more and more difficult to climb out. Fortunately, the rope of God's mercy is long enough to reach you even in your deepest sin.
If you have bought into the lie that by submitting to God you will miss out on life, understand this: True blessing comes from total submission to the One and only person who desires to bless you beyond measure. Like the father waiting with open arms to receive his long-lost son, your Heavenly Father waits for you with arms full of grace and a life full of blessing.The degree of blessing enjoyed by any man will correspond exactly with the completeness of God's victory over him.