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Letting Go of Control – Surrendering To Peace

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A month ago, we talked about how the illusion of control causes stress, anger, and anxiety among other things. There is a reason we are told multiple times in the Bible to surrender control to God. One of the side effects of letting go is joy and happiness. This is even physcologically backed up, because we understand better that there are a great deal of things in life that we cannot control, and breaking away from the disillusion frees us from a twisted false reality.

So, we know letting go of control is good for us and we know that God is someone we can trust completely. So what is stopping us from truly surrendering to Him? Because, remember, we aren’t called to surrender some, or even most to God. No, we are called to surrender ALL to God. It is one thing to listen to the GPS and follow it’s directions, another to let someone else take the steering wheel completely! Yet, without true and complete surrender to God, we will never fully experience the soul-comforting peace that only He can give.

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Letting Go of Control – Surrendering to Joy

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We like to think we can write our own stories, forge our own paths, and find our own destinies. But if we take a step back and look at how things have unfolded in our lives, there are so many variables and factors that we have no control over. This idea of control is only an illusion, and we are only fooling ourselves.

You can’t stop the rain from coming down on your wedding day, or from the company you work for from going bankrupt. You can’t stop your parent from getting sick, or your house catching fire from a faulty wire.

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Forgiving Others When You’ve Been Wronged

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I get angry when I feel that I’m being treated unjust and have been wronged. I don’t always handle it in the best way. Very quickly I react with frustration, outrage and sometimes hot tears.

While anger is a very natural reaction, it is how we deal with our anger than can lead to sin and misery. It can lead to bitterness, a grudge, constant brooding and poor judgement. Of course, this is not how we are called to live as Christians. So we must follow Christ’s example and word.

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