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.
Hopefully, we’ll all get a little bit better at paying attention to these warning signs, loving ourselves, and, as a result, we’ll love others even better.
We never reach a point in our faith where the basics of who God is and who we are stop being applicable.
We’re not called to live in the victim mentality but we are made to live as beloved children of God!
What do you do when you’re doing life, laboring beside, or hanging out with people who believe in the same God as you, but value incredibly different things?
When things seem bad or you begin to revert back to old behaviors, know that you can make a different choice. Make the decision to change your mind and continue to pursue God.
Let’s quit something this Thursday and see what happens!
Have you ever uttered this phrase to yourself before? You’re doing some sort of task or interacting with some human and suddenly it hits you: “I’m a jerk!”. That’s not a fun revelation to come to.
I am called righteous, my slate wiped clean by the blood of Jesus, yet I am still enticed by sin and darkness. I am pure and spotless because of the free gift of God, but I still find myself covered in blemishes.
Jesus lived out truth and love to the people around him regardless of where they came from or what they looked like or even what they believed. Let’s strive to be more like Jesus today!