Genesis 3:5

“For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”(v5 NKJV)

A second barrier to total surrender is our pride. We don’t want to admit that we’re just creatures and not in charge of everything. It is the oldest temptation: “You’ll be like God!” (Genesis 3:5) That desire – to have complete control –is the cause of so much stress in our lives. Life is a struggle, but what most people don’t realize is that our struggle, like Jacob’s, is really a struggle with God! We want to be God, and there’s no way we are going to win that struggle. A. W. Tozer said, “The reason why many are still troubled is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves. We’re still trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us. We aren’t  God and never will be. We are humans. It is when we try to be God that we end up most like satan, who desired the same thing.

We accept our humanity intellectually, but not emotionally. When faced with our own limitations, we react with irritation, anger, and resentment, we want to be taller (or shorter), smarter, stronger, more talented, more beautiful, and wealthier. We want to have it all and do it all, and we notice that God gave others characteristics we don’t have, we respond with envy, jealousy, and self-pity. (Rick Warren)

PRAYER LINE: This season, every cord that is tying me to the same spot shall be consumed by the fire of the Holy Ghost, in Jesus’ Name. Amen


We were planned for God’s pleasure.

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