Romans 6:12-14 (New Living Translation)
12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.
When you hear music, do you say, "Wow, that is a great instrument!" Or do you say, "That is a very talented musician!"
The musician has total and complete control over that instrument. It is the musician who is making the beautiful music. The instrument is simply doing what it was made to do. The instrument yields to the musician. If the instrument is off key, the musician tunes it. The musician will do whatever is necessary for the instrument to play at it's best.
In the same way, we are just instruments. The difference is that we get to choose. We can either be tuned and played by God to make beautiful music, or we can just sit there and choose not to be played at all. We don't have to yield and be tuned when God is preparing us for a symphony. It is a choice. When we have struggles, or even when we have joys, God is just tuning us up so we can play at our best. The good things we do are not from us, we are simply allowing God to use us. Sometimes, we try to let God use us, but we don't allow him to tune us up first.
Another choice we get is who will play us. Satan likes scratchy, out of tune music. Don't let him get your heart out of tune, and when he does, God can fix you right up.
Every day, everything we go through, every experience, good or bad, is God trying to tune us up for the symphony of our lives!!!! Don't let Satan get a hold of that and make you play horrible music. Every day, allow God to tune up your heart and let him play. You will be blown away by the sound he makes!