Fear is a powerful emotion that can steal hope, dissipate energy, trigger depression, and undermine confidence. It’s also a culprit I know too well. In fact, last December I was battling a fear that almost pushed me into a vortex of depression.
I was thinking a negative thought the other night. It was the kind of negative thought I frequently had. In fact, it was so common I believed it was me–part of my identity.
It’s amazing how God arranged Jesus’ schedule so he could fulfill his mission, “To seek and save the Lost” (Luke 19:10). Equally amazing is that he’ll do the same for us if we’ll keep our eyes and ears open and our heart alert.
Several years ago I loaned my heavy duty top-of- the-line foosball table to a friend. I had tired of the game and my friend wanted the table, so I let him keep it with the assurance he’d return it when asked.
Lately the Lord has been prodding me to stop trying to control other people. This direction from God is in response to how I often try to fix family members, friends, strangers, businesses and, well, you name it. I don’t mean I shouldn’t disciple, mentor, teach, challenge and equip people to grow spiritually and live […]