Who’s in control

Do you feel controlled by others?

What yokes does God want you to break?

Yes, who is in control?

Do we try to gain control because we feel out of control? Most of the time that’s what is happening when people try to control us. Feeling controlled isn’t always being controlled though. Sometimes we mistake our feeling of being out of control as the other person trying to control us. How can we tell the difference? How can we recognize God’s leading in what others would like us to go with and not feel controlled. Only assurance in Christ can break that ever wavering confidence and put in it’s place assurance.

The only way to change this is by first trusting that God is Lord. His authority rains. He is able to change us, bring clarity to what is happening and change our relationships. He is more than able.

Did Jesus have people who tried to control Him? The answer is a resounding Yes, Yet He responded in love and compassion that broke the yoke.

What yokes does God want you to break?

God has given us freedom to respond in love. Our responses start with what we believe. If we believe we have to take control of others or we will be out of control, then we will respond in a controlling manner. When we believe this way, and others won’t do what we wont, we will ether fight or give up. If we believe Jesus is Lord there will be a peace with an unshakeable foundation that we can respond from. Without this kind of foundation it will be a battle for control or giving up.

God is more than able to guide us in perfect love. Let Him rule your heart.

Don’t get me wrong, as a husband and a dad I’m learning how to lead in love, especially when things go out of control, especially the kids. Any distrust is deviating, but responding out of trust in God is amassing.

 

 

Pro 3:5-6

Trust in God with all thy heart, And lean not upon thine own understanding:
In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he will direct thy paths.

 

Mar 12:29-31

Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD;
AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’
“The second is this, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”