So much of what I’ve talked about over the last few months involves intense changes in the way we think and live. Those changes make us lose the control we think we need to maintain because we have such a fear of change! In most cases, the changes we fear the most are what God wants to use to shape us to look more like Him. When we are NOT willing to change, we stay stuck and rarely feel the freedom I discussed last week. Jesus taught His disciples in the verse below that we needed to lose our lives and release control to Him.
John 12:24-25, NIV
Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
So, What… for This Week?
It’s time to hear God’s words above and release to Him our fear of change and need for control. Take time today to ask Jesus to reveal how He wants you to trust Him in those areas. Also ask Him for courage to surrender every single area of your life to Him. Don’t hold back and ask Him to free you from your pride, so you can lose your life and let Him lead you however He wants, while YOU trust that leading!