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10.22.17

The Idol of Control

The Idol of Control

Series: Desires of the Heart

Category: Spiritual Warfare

Speaker: Brian Lamb

In the sermon this past Sunday, we looked at the idol of control. This idol reveals itself as we look for our satisfaction in our ability to control the things around us. We place great value on these worldly things because we falsely believe that we have the ability to control them. This idol of control, void of the work of the Gospel in our lives, becomes a never-ending cycle. Our need to control leads us into a state of fear, anxiousness, and worry that, in turn, causes us to desperately grasp for more control. Jesus lovingly shows us that our ability to control life is an illusion and that when we spend time trying to manipulate the outcome of our lives we miss the peace and joy that comes from life with God. He encourages us to consider God’s providence, God’s sovereignty, and God’s pleasure for His children in order to rid us of this idol of control. As we seek the Kingdom and gaze upon whom God is, we find freedom in knowing that, while we have no real control, we belong to the One who does.