Freedom in Christ

freedom(God’s grace) teaches us to say no to godless ways and sinful longings. We must control ourselves. We must do what is right. We must lead godly lives in today’s world. – Titus 2:12

The scriptures clearly state that we are responsible for our actions, as we allow the Lord to free us from the bondage of sin, we should be careful not to leave the space vacant, something or somebody will seek to control.

The controlling person you are in close relationship with doesn’t allow you to prove your point when in disagreement.

Individuals who desire to control others will not allow a conversation or enable you to challenge them, especially if they think they are going to lose the argument. This is because they can’t bear to lose their place of power, which comes from making the other person think they are always right. Many controlling people cannot handle it if you disagree with them. At first, they may even act like they want your input. But the moment they see the conversation is not going their way, they twist things around or pick on one little thing said and went on a rabbit trail with the intent of derailing the conversation, never letting it come to a conclusion that deviates from their position.

God doesn’t want to control you; he wants you to enjoy the freedom that comes from knowing him.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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