Matthew 16:24-27

Matthew 16:24-27 NIV
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.


Your best life is found on the other end of your trust in God. 


There are at least two problems with this desire for ultimate control.

   1. Much of our life is beyond our control.

   2. Trying to control… leads us to trying to control others. 

 The alternative to control is trust in God. 

"I found a place where the past was forgiven Where my mistakes met a grace I couldn't earn And so I piled up my excuses and defenses in the night Then I lit a match, stepped back and watched them burn from the river's mouth To the mountain peak Through the great divide where the waters meet I need you to carry me"
   - Need To Breathe (Carry Me) 

 Your best life is found on the other end of your trust in God.