Control Issues

controlIt’s so cool to see the lights go on for people. This happened at one of our Training Center classes when we talked about redemption. I asked the group, “Are believers in Jesus slaves?” Many quickly said no, while others were slow to answer because they sensed a trick question.
Redemption is partly about the truth of being freed from the slavery to sin. That, however, is only part of the truth. Yes, Jesus purchased us off the slavery block of sin with His life and blood, but we became His slaves (doulos or bondservant) the moment He did. This truth gets to the core issue of who’s controlling our lives.
Do understand something. Someone is controlling of your life. The question is, “Who?” With every choice we reveal the answer to that question. Secure children of God go to Jesus, their master, for instructions and strength. It is Jesus who came to take away their pain or whatever they’re facing that makes them think their drug, their way of handling life, will get them where they want to go in life.
Healthy believers understand they are both a secure child of God and slave of Jesus. Each choice to filter their daily struggles using their biblical tools shows them to be the secure person God made them to be so they could surrender to Jesus, the only one who can truly get them to where they want to go.
“S”et Free Nowww

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