If you want to grow in wisdom, as I do, I encourage you to read through Proverbs and James regularly; you might be surprised at what you find!
I’m thankful that Jesus went first, so all I have to do is respond to his unending love.
Lately, I’ve been finding myself bracing for impact, but that’s not how God has called me to live.
The truth is, the best remedy for my control problem is not to try to control my behavior further, but to focus on what Jesus willingly did for me.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of steps in front of you, I pray that you would have the courage to take a single step toward him, following him along the way.
When I begin to try and make myself the Noun again, the Lord always reminds me of C.S. Lewis’s “The Problem of Pain” so I can shift my focus back to where it belongs.
God is the best teacher we could possibly hope for, he made us, wrote the test, holds all the answers, and desperately wants us to pass. We are set up for success, if we’re willing to come to him.