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Character Over Comfort & Control

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Control.
We all want it. We don't always get it. Sometimes we get it, then decide we don't want it.
Sigh.
In my life I've come to recognize control as an old familiar acquaintance, continually proving that my sense of having it is simply an illusion. Just when I think I have it, it's often yanked from my groping hands and there's not much I can do about it. 

When we feel like we are in control, we often feel pretty comfortable with it. You may tell yourself you've earned it. You may snatch it away from someone else and justify it. You may hoard it, thinking no one can hurt you. You may sacrifice pieces of your character to have it. You may hide behind it.
When we feel out of control, we often feel frantic. Why are we afraid to let go of it? we feel weak we feel uncomfortable we feel ineffective we feel frustrated we feel exposed we feel like we are floundering, grasping we wonder what will happen and how we'll deal with it
Could it be that God is more interested in your charact…

You Can't Pour From an Empty Cup

You can’t pour from an empty cup. It always sounded good in my head, albeit a bit cliché. Until my cup was crumbling. Then I understood.
We've all been there. We've run ourselves ragged trying to fulfill the expectations of others. Or ourselves.
How can we find a healthy balance?
Check out my new post on this very subject:
Finding Balance in the New Year
With God's help, we can do better.
New year, new start.
New year, new grace.
New year, new perspective.
New year, new creation in Christ.
Happy New Year Friends!