Friday, August 24, 2007

Faith vs. Control

Source: Word For You - August 22, 2007

When you obsess over problems instead of looking to God for solutions, the enemy will magnify your fears. If he can't get you to worry about the present, he'll remind you of everything that could go wrong in the future!

The last time you checked, wasn't God still bigger than any terrorist attack, financial disaster, illness, accusation, or mess you found yourself in? [actually to think of the way I magnify issues, it appears that God isn't that big at times]

He hasn't changed! David said, "He won't go to sleep ... The Lord is ... at your right side ... will keep you safe ... where ever you go." (Psalm 121:3-8 CEV)

It all comes down to faith vs. control. You can:

a) struggle to handle things on your own or
b) trust your Heavenly Father

It's not about 'blind faith,' it's about believing that God is who He says He is. And it's an issue you need to settle in your mind once and for all, because if you don't believe He wants only the best for you, you'll keep trying to run the show.

Control isn't responsibility. [I always say I'm such a responsible person about things.]

Responsibility is doing your part by praying, obeying, and trusting God. Control is manipulating the circumstances to engineer the outcome you want. Jesus knows how we like holding on to things we're not wise enough to control, so He said, "If you want to save your life, you will destroy it. [Boy, haven't I wanted to save my life just the way I want it and like to have it!] But if you give it up ... for me, you will save it." (Luke 9:24 CEV).

Bottom line: you either trust God or you don't.

Source: Word For You - August 22, 2007

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