• “Dear soul, abandon yourself to the guidance of your divine Master and shrink from no surrender for which He may call…your light shall shine so brightly that men seeing, not you, but your good works, shall glorify, not you, but your Father which is in heaven.” – Hannah Whitall Smith

You’re Not God by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 07/18/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: I once was really disappointed in someone I work with. I found myself battling resentment and replaying the situation over and over in my mind. Then I realized why this was bothering me so much. I wanted to be in control, and my co-worker’s behavior didn’t fit my plan.

I called a wise friend and asked her to pray for me. As we were about to hang up, she added this: “Nancy, I don’t know how to say this, but remember . . . you’re not God.” Ouch.

As women, we have such a drive to be in control, to manipulate circumstances so we feel comfortable. But the true path to peace comes when we trust God to be in control. When we hand Him the reins, we’re admitting that He truly has all the power.

Are you trying to control people or situations? Do you get upset when things don’t go your way? Remember—you’re not God.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “Many do not recognize the fact as they ought, that Satan has got men fast asleep in sin and that it is his great device to keep them so. He does not care what we do if he can do that. We may sing songs about the sweet by and by, preach sermons and say prayers until doomsday, and he will never concern himself about us, if we don’t wake anybody up. But if we awake the sleeping sinner he will gnash on us with his teeth. This is our work – to wake people up.” – Catherine Booth

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