This morning in my devotions I found a phrase that just jumped off the page to me.
In a small book called Jesus-Centered Daily by Rick Lawrence, I was reading about a Saturday he experienced that sounds very familiar to me.
He started off his day with quiet time and prayer, a workout and a nice lunch. But shortly after that things begin to unravel and he lists a variety of unwelcome interruptions that build and pile up until the day is basically a train wreck.
Before all of the chaos begins, he says “Control masquerades as peace.”*
I can so relate.
When I just have myself and my schedule going, I can feel like I have peace.
But true “peace” isn’t me running my own show with no one messing it up.
That is a false sense of control.
If my “peace of mind” rests solely on no curve balls, no pop up thunderstorms, no waves from passing boats rocking my one-woman kayak…then I am in big trouble.
I feel a series coming on, my friends….so as we wrap up July…come on back tomorrow and let’s take a look at this revealing of where Control can get confused with Peace and what true PEACE might look like <3
*Jesus-Centered Daily, Rick Lawrence; Group Publishing, Inc. 2020