What do we have control over??
At the most ,we have limited control over ourselves, some people more than others.
But what happens when we lose control over our emotions, our desires, and ultimately our behavior.
The consequences are costly.
Just with a few words we can inflict damage. With disorderly behavior, we can create a lifetime of trouble for ourselves.
We are capable of great evil, no matter what any person might say. However, within us there is a force that holds this chaos back. Some are aware of this and others not.
Even if the best of us thinks themselves righteous, I would wager that they have yet to be severely tested. Let us look at Job as an example of God`s ultimate test of human righteousness.
And what did Job say at the end of it all, "I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."
Let`s not forget though, that there is redemption and renewal available to those who have faith and believe both in God and themselves.
God will not force you to be righteous, but will guide you and put you in situations to refine you.
Most likely the situations where you lose control and must give control to Him. :)
I still very much need to learn this lesson on giving up control.
How about you?