God and control

put_on_the_new_selfFor Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.” 2 Cor. 5:14,15 (NIV)

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As we recognize our need to turn control of our life over to Jesus…we will enter what for many is a lifelong struggle to release that control. We know intellectually that we can trust Him, but actually letting Him control our lives is completely different.

That’s because each of us has our own agenda and that agenda revolves around our sense of worth, significance and security. We will be driven to seek those things from our professional life. That drivenness expresses itself as desire for control. When our control is threatened, we perceive that as a threat our sense of worth and significance.

To release control…we must first draw our worth, significance and security from Him. As we do that, our need for control will lessen. And as our need for control lessens…our frustrations lessen. This allows us to give off the aroma of Christ by handling the changes in medicine with grace and love.

So when you begin to feel frustrated, remember who is ultimately in control of your life…and trust in His provision for you.

Prayer: Lord, help me to derive my sense of worth, significance and security from You, so that I may fully surrender my life to You.

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