Have you ever been in a debate with someone about a political or moral issue and you find yourself saying, “If you’ve already made up your mind about this then why are we discussing it? Why bother?”

Or . . . have you ever been told, “You are just so full of yourself!”

Typically . . . neither of these is compliments.
They infer that we think we’ve got it all together and we don’t need any input from the outside world/community!

So many times in our lives we do think we’ve got it all figured out. We like to think we have everything in control, we are managing it well, and we have the gifts/talents/skills to hold it all together as we journey through life.

This all works well until we hit hurdles we did not expect and we have to take a step back and reassess who we are, where we are and where we are headed.

The hope of Jesus was that people would experience a peace and joy in life that would be present ALL the time, not just something they could/would embrace after some major life catastrophe happened. He was trying to teach that the “Kingdom of God” was here and now . . . but in order to live into that Kingdom one had to make some life changes. These changes weren’t just normal “follow the laws and it will all work out” changes but instead, new ways of viewing one’s life and one’s life with God.

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you, there is more of God and God’s rule.”