The Delusion of Control

Maturity is not the one with the most knowledge, but the one whose life has been changed the most by what they know.
“Physical suffering exposes the delusion of personal autonomy and self-sufficiency. If we had the kind of control that we fall into thinking we have, none of us would ever go through anything difficult. None of us would choose to be sick or to experience physical pain. None of us likes our lives being put on hold.
“Physical suffering does force us to face the reality that our lives are in the hands of another. It reminds us that we are small and dependent, that whatever little bits of power and control we have can be taken away in an instant. Independence is a delusion that is quickly exposed by suffering.”
Some suffering is self-inflicted while still other hardships are brought on by living in a fallen world. And yet, the Spirit tells us that He uses both to expose the delusion that we are in control and fully independent, so we can choose to let Him change our lives.
Have a healthy Jesus faith. Let Him change your life.

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