Mark Affleck

Who Do You Think You Are, Anyway!?

August 22, 2020
Spiritual Growth

We all have bosses.  

The two-year-old who tests the boundaries set by well-meaning parents.
The teenager managing her online profiles the way SHE thinks is best.
The head-strong CEO who thinks he is boss of EVERYTHING—not just the business but his entire life (me early in my faith walk).
Playing boss creeps into the life of every human being on planet earth. It is inevitable that all of us will, at some point, hear God’s soft and pained voice ask: “Who do you think you are? Who made YOU God?
Playing the role of boss forces us to assume a “large and in charge” persona in our futile attempt to make everything “perfect.” It automatically lands us in a slipstream of angst.
That’s what happened to me and that’s when I could sense God’s piercing question: “Who Do You Think You Are, Mark?”
That moment took me to this compelling thought: If we think we can do anything on our own, it won’t be long before we think we can do everything by ourselves.
This me-centered perspective is particularly evident today in the face of 21st Century relativism, where everything is okay so long as someone says it’s okay.
But we can’t have it both ways.  If we are going to play boss and rule our own lives, we will not be in a position to yield to God.
Doing our own thing ignores God’s wise principles of living. Playing boss leaves us vulnerable to collisions with sin and the disruption of our relationship with God. We then drift farther and farther away from knowing God and finding his peace.
I never want to forget that trusting God WORKS…and trusting me does NOT.
I ask God to remind me every day that I am not the boss of my life. To keep me on my knees, looking up to him for direction and discernment. To give me the power to vanquish SELFISHNESS.
Has God asked you lately: “Who Do You Think You Are?”
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18

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