When Life Feels Out of Control

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When Life Feels Out of Control by Mind Map: When Life Feels Out of Control

1. Tell you about my breakdown

1.1. Happy Easter!

1.1.1. Positive

1.1.2. Uplifting

1.2. Message for those you tired feeling

1.2.1. Out of control

1.2.2. On the edge!

1.3. Tired feeling uncertain

1.3.1. Worrying getting sick

1.3.2. Locked up home!

1.3.3. Anxious job

1.3.4. Economy

1.3.5. Future

1.4. When Life Feels Out of Control!

1.4.1. Pray!

1.5. Called legions of angels!

2. Matt 26

2.1. Night b/4Crucifixion

2.2. Jesus last supper disciples

3. Gethsemane

3.1. Sit while I pray!

3.1.1. John 4:38 (NLT) 38 I sent you to harvest where you didn’t plant; others had already done the work, and now you will get to gather the harvest.”

3.1.2. John 4:39–40 (NLT) 39 Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, “He told me everything I ever did!” 40 When they came out to see him, they begged him to stay in their village. So he stayed for two days,

3.2. Jesus couldn’t get his disciples to do what he asked!

3.2.1. Stay awake!

3.2.2. In their defense

3.2.3. Hard stay awake praying

3.3. Sweet voice lulls me into relaxing state

3.3.1. Or she prays too long

4. Couldn’t Control Disciples

4.1. Like be in CONTROL?

4.1.1. Frustrating season

4.1.2. Losing mind?

5. Not controlling

5.1. Aggressively helpful!

5.2. Thoroughly org

5.2.1. Coffee nervous

6. (Covid-19)

6.1. Grieving loss of control

7. Can’t

7.1. Movie

7.2. Prom

7.3. Graduate

7.4. Wedding

7.5. Sports

7.6. Getaway

7.7. Dinner friends

7.8. Family

7.9. Nails done

7.10. Hair cut

8. The Illusion of Control

8.1. The cognitive bias that leads us believe we have control over outcome when in reality we don’t.

8.2. Overestimate the degree of control we have over uncontrollable events.

8.3. More we try to control—More we’re afraid of losing control.More we’re afraid—More we try to control.

9. Most powerful words of surrender

9.1. Matthew 26:42 (NLT) 42 Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done.”

9.2. You don’t always have the power to control, but you always have the power to surrender.

9.3. Where is God when life doesn’t go like we want?

9.4. Covid-19!

9.4.1. Cause it?

9.4.2. Allow it?

9.4.3. Use it?

9.4.4. Where is he when life hard?

9.5. Relationship?

10. Researchers studied younger Gen’s belief’s about God!

10.1. (Under 30?)

10.2. Default religion younger

10.3. MTD

10.3.1. Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.

10.3.1.1. Moralistic

10.3.1.1.1. Equates religion with being good

10.3.1.1.2. Moral

10.3.1.1.3. Nice

10.3.1.2. Therapeutic

10.3.1.2.1. Faith is a means to improve your life

10.3.1.3. Deism

10.3.1.3.1. God is real but not involved unless you really need him

10.4. Believe... “A mostly uninvolved God exists to make our lives better!”

11. My faith in God should help me to have a

11.1. Happy

11.2. Healthy

11.3. Trouble free life!

12. Problem

12.1. If God wants me happy

12.1.1. Not

12.1.1.1. God failed!

12.2. Something wrong w/me!

12.3. Tried Religion

12.3.1. Tried Prayer

12.3.2. Tried Church

12.3.3. Didn’t Work!

12.3.4. Trying to follow Jesus

12.3.4.1. Life is still hard!

13. What if I Surrender to God’s Will?

13.1. Single for 5 more years

13.1.1. Doesn’t heal my migraines

13.1.1.1. Marriage better!

13.2. Lockdown

13.2.1. Lose business?

13.3. Follow Jesus

13.3.1. Pray God’s Will

13.3.1.1. Life is still hard?

14. God’s will is rarely easy! But it’s always good

14.1. Rarely easy

14.1.1. Wasn’t for Jesus

14.1.2. Wasn’t for his mom Mary!

14.2. Mary

14.2.1. Watched son die

14.2.1.1. Jesus

14.2.1.1.1. (Your Will)

15. Arrested

15.1. Beaten

15.1.1. Whipped him almost unconscious!

15.1.2. Drove spikes through wrists

15.1.3. feet

15.1.4. Hung naked!

15.2. Could have taken control

15.2.1. Called legions of angels!

16. You don’t always have power to control

16.1. (Surrender!)

16.2. On 3rdday

16.2.1. Women visited tomb

16.2.2. Stone rolled away

16.2.3. Risen!

16.3. Jesus died for our sins!

16.3.1. God raised him from dead!

16.3.1.1. Anyone!

16.3.2. Didn’t come righteous

16.3.2.1. Sinners!

16.4. God’s will not always EASY

16.4.1. Always GOOD!

16.5. You don’t always have power to control

16.5.1. Power surrender!

17. What are you trying to controlthat you need to surrender?

17.1. Relationship?

17.2. Health?

17.3. Finances

17.4. Future?

17.5. Job?

17.6. Kids?

17.7. No such thing as Partial Surrender

17.7.1. I’m 87.5%surrendered to Jesus.

17.8. Trust you with some things

17.8.1. But not all things

17.8.1.1. Trust you to save me

17.8.1.2. Not trust you w/my kids!

17.8.1.3. Trust you get me heaven

17.8.1.4. My job!

17.8.1.5. Health

17.8.1.6. Loved ones

17.9. Key is found in 2 words

17.9.1. IF

17.9.2. YET

18. Matthew 26:39 (NLT) 39 He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”

18.1. REAL FAITH starts between the IF and the YET!

18.1.1. (IF)

18.1.1.1. Get married

18.1.1.2. Heal me

18.1.1.3. Job with benefits

18.1.1.4. College want go to!

18.2. Everything in culture invites us to live contrary to the Gospel.You take charge. You control your destiny. You make it happen

18.3. Matthew 10:39 (NLT) 39 If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.

18.4. To follow Jesus is to surrender control

18.5. My Breakdown

18.5.1. Last May

18.5.1.1. (Couldn’t remember several days)

18.6. Trying to control things beyond my control!

18.6.1. Do what you can do

18.6.2. Surrender what you can’t do!

18.6.3. Surrender isn’t a one-time event

18.6.4. Surrender is a daily choice.

19. God can do way more with you surrender than you can do with your control.

19.1. Don’t trust him

19.2. Don’t know him!

19.3. God’s will is rarely easy but it’s always good!

19.4. You don’t have power to control

19.5. Always have power to surrender

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