When I’d get my way,

I used to THANK Jesus.  Or feel great, worthy.  Now I’m more likely to CONFESS that I have no clue if this is the best thing for me.  Jesus has been retraining me to distrust my flesh’s confidence-it-knows-what’s-best.  So helpful.

And when I’m frustrated or impatient, I’m more-and-more aware of my flesh’s confidence-it-knows-what’s-best.  Helps me to say, “So WHAT?”  I’m saying this to my flesh.  So WHAT?  I’m challenging my flesh’s confidence-it-knows-what’s-best.  Ahhh.  So then I can relax, and am enabled to enjoy everything just as it is, and everyone just as we are, including jerks and enemies.  Ahhh.  Contented.  Agendaless.  Meek.  Jesus takin it to Dave’sFlesh.

The agendafied/willful don’t REALLY believe in the sovereignty of Jesus.  We don’t ASK Him.  We TELL Him.  We are confident-we-know-what’s-best, so we KNOW how to try and direct the CreatorSustainer of the Universe.  And KNOW how to run our own lives.  Pride, not humility.  INdependency, not dependency.  Jesus-dependents are clueless-they-know-what’s-best, but confident their SovereignShepherdJesus knows.  So they look to HIM, instead of trying to direct Him.  Curious/expectant to see what Jesus does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances, rather than charging ahead in the wisdom and power of ME.

— AgendafiedDave, except when freshly convicted of the sin of INdependence/pride/worldliness, wondering if the seculars around him are noticing the difference at times

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