We may not have carved an image to worship lately, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have idols in our lives. Our idols are much more subtle.
I had an interesting conversation on this very topic with Bible teacher, Jen Wilkin, while in the green room at a Lifeway Women Live event, and she does a great job explaining what an idol is, how they show up in our lives today, and the unsuspecting ways we worship them.
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Rebekah Lyons spent years battling fear, anxiety, and panic until she found freedom in surrendering to God. From moving to New York City with young children to adopting a child with Down syndrome, Rebekah learned that saying yes to God is the first step to letting go and living free.
Today on the 4:13 Podcast, Rebekah will help you move from striving to make it all happen into finding freedom, joy, and rest. She’ll share her own rescue journey, and she’ll encourage you to give up the illusion of control.
GIVEAWAY ALERT: You can win the book Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible by this week’s podcast guest. Keep reading to find out how!
No one wants to think of themselves as controlling. But when a little change to plans causes an eruption, or when an itty bitty unexpected event dislodges an avalanche of worry, we’ve got to consider that control might be more of an issue than we think!
Do you struggle with wanting to be in control? Oh, friend, you aren’t alone.
I used to be a total control freak—and I’m blind. So, try to figure that one out! Today, though, I’m a recovering blind control freak. But, it took me years to figure out that I have to let go of my perfect timetable and to-do list.
Did you know that I once brought my own forks to China? It’s true!
A few years ago, my husband, Phil, was invited to teach at Liaoning Normal University in Dalian, China. While I was so excited about this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime trip, I also realized I had a problem.
I cannot eat with chopsticks, and I knew forks would probably be hard to find. So, I packed my own forks—after all, I gotta be in control of my meals!
What would happen if you just got still? Would the world as you know it fall apart? Would you?
Sometimes we stay busy to outrun our fear of failure or keep us distracted from thinking. Sometimes, when we are overwhelmed by sorrow or stress, we just long to fix something, clean something … you know, do something!