I experienced a time in my life when I was victimized by an authority figure. Being a child at that time, I tried to understand WHY. And, the only thing that I could come up with at that time was that I had somehow allowed, and possibly encouraged, that situation to happen. I vowed to never let anything like that happen again. And, I vowed that I would always be IN CONTROL.
But, as the years passed & experiences shed a new light on life, I began to see that there are many things in life which are beyond control. This realization was quite troubling to me initially. In truth, it calls out to me still from the back of my mind. But, one statement that my mom always said to me & which always brought a cringe to my being was, "Life is not fair. God is fair."
|Put on salvation as your helmet,|
and take the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God.
DO YOU BATTLE THIS NEED TO CONTROL THINGS?
HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOUR LIFE?
WHAT DO YOU DO TO SLAY THE BEAST?
I rely on some pretty powerful promises in...
(got this idea from Chase Tibbs' blog; using it because i love the words of God)
- I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." John 16:33
- "We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation." Romans 5:3-4 NLT
- "We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one." 1 John 5:19 NLT