Self-Control Tag

Who’s in Charge Around Here?

Is your life like a car and Jesus is a passenger? Jesus was in my life, but I had the steering wheel. I’d sometimes see a detour and flip on the blinker and Jesus would say, “Don’t go down that road!” I’d say, “Who’s driving? Me or you?” Then I’d always end up lost and stuck in the mud of my poor decisions. I’d say, “Jesus please give me directions to get back on the main road.” My life was a continual series of bad detours. But on that night I truly surrendered to Jesus as Lord, I said, “Jesus, let’s swap places. I want You to have the steering wheel.” At that moment I became the passenger and He became the driver. Through the years I’ve seen plenty of flashing billboards directing me to go down the wrong road, and I’ve said, “Hey, what about that? Let’s try that road!” And Jesus simply says in reply, “Who’s driving? Me or You?


When Your Life Seems Out of Control

We can’t control the weather. God is in control and He says he makes it rain on the just AND the unjust. There are a lot of things in life you can’t control but you should be able control how you react to adverse circumstances. If you wake up on a gloomy, rainy morning, there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. But if you allow that gloomy, rainy morning to make you gloomy, depressed and downcast–that’s the real problem. Because you should be able to control how you react to circumstances.