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Only Two Ways to Live: Slave or Adopted Child

Our fallen nature is that of a self-seeking, self-willed sinful creature. We want what we want, when we what it and how we want it. Living propelled by self, we live as slaves to our desires and orphans in a broken world.

But, we have a choice. The one and only choice that matters in this world is choosing to trust God. Seems easy enough, right? Cue the selfish flesh that plagues us throughout life on earth. I am learning to trust in God and not just use him as a quick-stop pick-me-up, but I’m also learning it takes time and commitment to develop and build a relationship with God. Not for God, mind you. He knows me intimately. It’s me that’s the stumbling block. My own fleshly desires and self-centered will hinder me. I want it my way–drive-thru style so I can get back to my to-do list.

The reward when I stop and commit to my relationship with God? I am his child-accepted, redeemed, and loved. I experience trust, peace, satisfaction, and a knowledge that I can rest in him; he will carry my burden (Matthew 11:28-30).

What keeps you from trusting God? Your to-do list? Worries? Desires?

Contributed by Liz Hunt

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