Instead of God’s Kingdom (6)

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Control

God doesn’t override our free will. Even when that will is to take control from Him. Its human nature to try and use our own power to control what happens around us. God is always in control but when we forget to let Him lead us, we fail to reach our full potential. That potential is found in the counsel of God and the guidance of Jesus. There are people who thrive on that control and go so far as to control other people. We are called to lead the blind and our jobs have us managing those placed in our care. This speaks to something dangerous for us. Some people put themselves into a position where they require control and then wonder why they fall short and are left emotional unfulfilled. They miss the abundance found in Christ but due to the hardness of their heart pursue other avenues including stronger pursuits of more control.(Ephesians 1:11)  In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will

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As a follower of Jesus there is a decision to be made. Do we seek earthly rewards and pleasure or the abundance that awaits in heaven? This question pertains to many things: 1) possessions, 2) status, 3) recognition, 4) affection, 5) acceptance, 6) control and 7) longevity. This list is limited but should suffice in awakening the senses to the other ways people seek this world over eternity in paradise.

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