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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Winning Wisdom: Don't Lose Control

Author: Ese Ehimare Dave
Topic: Don't Lose Control [Sunday, 25th June 2017]

Moses saw that Aaron had let the people get completely out of control, much to the amusement of their enemies. Exodus 32:35

When God spoke to Adam in Genesis 1:28, saying “be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground,” he was telling him, be in control. Stay always in control and don't loose control of things on the earth. You are the governor of the earth, and you have to remain like that. But alas! Adams lost control at the very first test and just that singular moment of lapse in control, put the whole earth in a dire state.

A little lapse in control can cause us a whole lot. Is it in our emotions? We must stay in control of them, especially anger. We must not allow it to get the best of us, if not, we can damage a lot just because of a decision or an action taken in anger. We must also be in control of our appetite. This is very important. To be gluttonous is not a good habit, and gluttony is not restricted to only food. It could be anything apart from food. We must control our appetite. Scriptures say in Proverbs 23:21 "for the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags."

We must also stay in control of our desires and make sure it is not out of sync with the desires of God for us that are embedded in His word. And one way to guide against what we desire is to get God's word into our spirit. Scriptures say in John 15:7 "but if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!" Another word for "want", in this scriptures, is desire. So when God's word comes into us, it controls our desires and makes it sync with God's. We must not lose control at any level to avoid irreparable damages.

Keep winning daily.

Prayer:

Dear Lord, I trust in Your Spirit to help me to always stay in control of my life at all levels. I stay in control of my emotion, appetite and desires, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

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