"I am the vine; you are the branches." (John 15:5)


Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It’s not in the Bible, but most people I know would agree with the statement as an expression of probability. We see it plainly in history and can watch it unfold in front of us in life today. People who were once dedicated to right things gain power and become compromised. They end up doing things they never would have thought and find reasons justify them.

Does the same principle apply to people and the power they have over their own lives? As I reflect on my own life, I find that when I need God, I am much better at focusing on right things and making right choices. On the other hand, as I gain control and can ‘handle things myself’, I often become less dependent on Him and start making more wrong choices and justifying foolish decisions.

So I have to ask myself: “Why do I continue to work toward independence?” – “Why are so many of my goals in life about gaining more control over my life and circumstances?” Are those goals really wise?


May 31, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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