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Get Out Of The Way

Your day is planned down to the minute. Then, one by one, meetings run long and you fall behind. You’re speeding home to get back on schedule when blue lights appear in your rear view mirror. Now you’re later still, as well as angry, guilt-ridden and $1,000 poorer. On days like this, we are the enemy.

In 1 Thessalonians 4:11, Paul tells the church to, “make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business.” Instead, we often find ourselves over-committed and rushing from place to place without heed for our surroundings or safety. Stress levels skyrocket as we try to make everything just right. We’re spinning out of the control we never really had.

God waits for us to recognize He has all the control. When we truly believe it, our burden is lifted and we are filled with quiet confidence. Our nagging worries are replaced with His peace, and He can do more through us.

So what’s the hurry? Slow down and get out of your own way. Relinquish your desire for control and relish that God has it.

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