• “I henceforth take Jesus Christ to be mine. I promise to receive Him as a husband to me. And I give myself to Him, unworthy though I am, to be His spouse. I ask of Him, in this marriage of spirit with spirit, that I may be of the same mind with Him — meek, pure, nothing in myself, and united in God’s will. And, pledged as I am to be His, I accept as part of my marriage portion, the temptations and sorrows, the crosses and the contempt which fell to Him. — Jeanne M.B. de la Mothe Guyon, Sealed with her ring.”

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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  • “Our one great hindrance to fuller blessing is something along with God in our heart” (A. Bonar). Remove every idol from my heart.” – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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[Heavenly Versus Demonic Wisdom] Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. — James 3:13 (NKJV)

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