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My Life Verse
He is before all things, and by him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:17 (CSB)
My Life Notes
I am a master at self-control, at least I was once upon a time. Once upon a time when the clock and to do list ruled my life, holding me hostage. My life, my plans, until the day it crumbled around me.
Today, I see that for what it was, sin and arrogance. We masquerade self-control as efficiency when in truth it is self-reliance which is a sin. Ouch!
Self-reliance is an illusion. We live under a mighty God who is always in control. A God who is before all things and holds all things together.
My Life Lesson
Losing control of my life meant running to the end of myself and into the arms of God.
When I look at the words of Colossians: “He is before all things, and by him all things hold together,” I find rest. I find freedom.
I no longer have to hold all things together or perceive to think I can.
I do not have to wear myself weary under the pretense of believing I can do it all.
Submitting my heart, my brokenness, and my life to God, fully trusting that He goes before me and He holds all things together is unending grace upon grace.
What a relief!
My Life Prayer
Heavenly Father, You are in control even when I live or act as if I am. Forgive me for arrogance and self-reliance. Give me a heart that submits wholly to You. Give me a heart that lives and walks in the freedom of trusting You.