last week i talked about the assignment i gave myself to write out parts of the bible with a goal to better understand and live it out. on the weekend i finished 2 Peter, and tonight i will begin with 1 John.

one thing that stuck with me from 2 Peter, however, was one little sentence that i am not even sure i've ever noticed before. it is in the second half of verse 19 of chapter 2, and it says this:
"for you are a slave to whatever controls you."

today was not a good day to know this verse. today i was a slave to frustration, and i will say that it wasn't pretty. whatever the reasons surrounding the frustration, i know that regardless of what happens around me, the only thing i have any control over is my reaction... except there was no control today. {did i mention that it wasn't pretty?}

but how many other things do we allow ourselves to become slaves to?

anger. money. approval. appetites. lust. fear.

the list could go on and on.

what is controlling you today?


Anonymous said...

MMMMMMM So true Suz.

It's so easy to fall into a negative line of thinking. It starts to spiral out of control.

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