Soul-Care Articles: Christ-centered, Spirit-led, Biblically-based, Clinically-sound, Truth-oriented

SOURCE:  Dr. Jimmy Ray Lee/Living Free

“Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 AMP

Life-controlling problems are things that master our lives … things like addictions, destructive behaviors and even certain types of relationships.

Is someone you care about struggling with a life-controlling problem? Do you want to help? That’s wonderful … but it’s vital for you to realize what you can—and can’t—do.

In order to help your loved one, you must examine yourself to see if you are experiencing the “Messiah Complex” … and rid yourself of it if you are. The Messiah Complex describes the situation when we want to see a person receive help so much that we take on the role of God. Our goal should be to trust God versus please God by fixing the problem; otherwise, we may find ourselves driven by guilt and hopelessly resigned to making things happen on our own.

God doesn’t want us to take on God-sized problems. He wants us to trust him. We simply need to take a deep breath and realize that he is God.

Are you in a frenzy of confusion? You want to help but nothing you try seems to work? Feeling frustrated, and maybe even a little frantic? Take time out to “Be still and know that I am God.”

He is power … he is all-knowing … he is love … he is able.

Lord, I get in such a frenzy sometimes trying to fix everything myself. And it just doesn’t work. Help me to remember to be still … to be calm … and to know, really know, that you are God. In Jesus’ name …

———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————


These thoughts were drawn from …

Close—But Not Too Close by Dr. Jimmy Ray Lee.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: