If desires are controlling your life, then you’re not controlling it.

If feelings, desires, and opinions are running your life and defining your identity, then you aren’t the one in control of your life. Freedom is power over feelings, desires, and opinions, not surrender to them.

Compulsive feelings and desires can lead in two directions: 1) to arrogance if we justify them, or 2) to humility if we persistently resist them.

As humans we experience false feelings, tormenting thoughts and defective desires. Learning to recognize and overcome them is powerful.

To only believe what pleases you is to walk in deception. Truth is often unpleasant.

Learning without application
Is dilapidation.
It may look smart
But life’s still falling apart.

To avoid guilt:
Keep your sight
On what is right
And don’t go along
With what is wrong.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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