the ultimate power is control
Now curious, I google-searched "power and control". What comes up? Websites advocating against domestic violence. Power and control are the two componants that lead to domestic violence.
Take a look at this graphic:
But isn't this the impression that our world is under today? That ultimately, power and control are the end-all-be-all of life? How many times do we think
Oh, if only I had control at work, things would be so much better.
My boyfriend needs to give me power to do what I want, or our relationship will never work.
I need to maintain control over my children or they will be so messed up.
You guys. It's the surrender that makes us stronger.
Surrender of our minds when we are tempted to think something we shouldn't.
Surrender of our wills when the only thing we want is to control someone for our own benefit.
Surrender of our hearts to the God who loves us and only wants the best for us.
Ultimately, it's through this total handing-over of ourselves to God that we learn what freedom really is, and then we will truly be free.