1 Peter 4, Freedom, God is God, God's Goal, Habit, Jesus, Love, Suffering, Tyranny
I can learn to think like Jesus. He didn’t expect to get His own way. Now that is radical. Who doesn’t want to get their own way? Seriously. But that misses God’s goal for our lives. God has a goal for us. He wants us to love Him completely. That is all.
I can be free. Free to pursue what God wants. Jesus only did what he saw his Father doing. No more, no less. No more being tyrannized by what I want. No more being a selfish child.
I can be free from being tyrannized by what I want. I can be obedient to what God wants. He is in charge of His World. I need to obey.
Jesus went through everything you’re going through and more, learn to think like him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old habit of always expecting to get your own way which misses God’s goal. Then you’ll be able to live out your days free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want. 1 Peter 4