Turning negatives to positives
Using my control freak powers for good, not evil
It has taken me a long time to understand that being a control freak is a very dysfunctional way of living. While control really is just an illusion (it's impossible to control every aspect of our lives), what if I could approach this God's way? I am the one who controls my thoughts, the words I speak, and the actions I take, BUT I need to remember that I am not doing this alone - I can rely on God's strength and power!
Helping others through our dysfunction
Because of what I have experienced through my own health issues, I want to help others by sharing what I have learned. However, I used to think that I had to have it all figured out before I could help anyone - that is a lie! God's power is made perfect in our weaknesses (2 Corinthians 12:9). When people see what a mess we are, but that we still have hope, even if just a little, then prayerfully they can feel hopeful too!
Are you fighting for control over your health, or life in general? Would you be willing to learn how to let go of your fears and your need for control? What steps could you take today towards that goal?
13 "Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him, 14 if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent, 15 then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear. 16 You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. 17 Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning. 18 You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.