As a recovering perfectionist, I have attempted to control every outcome in my life. Consequently, I’ve learned that I need to yield my heart to God in order to yield the outcomes to Him. Joshua said it this way: “Throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the LORD” (Joshua 24:23).
In order to yield ourselves to God, we need to ask the Holy Spirit to eliminate any desire for life apart from God, any sin that separates us from a heart of clay and manifests itself in a foreign god. Each of us must ask Him, “What god am I white knuckling?” It might be money, an illicit relationship, improper use of the internet, a career, or anything we see or hold in our hands that is not God. It might be a position in the church where we desire to find satisfaction in ministry, but not in God. It might even be perfectionism.
For more, watch The Restoration with Mitch Kruse, Episode 9: Restoring the Four Chambers of our Hearts.
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