Trade Control for Influence.

Series: Rally Cry | Week 1: Family: Leave A Legacy!

Read Psalm 127:2

“It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.” (Psalm 127:2)

1. What is the emotional state of the worker in this verse?
2. How is that contrasted with the emotional state God desires for His children?
3. What kinds of things do you imagine this person working for?

When it comes to your job or raising a family, do you err on the side of taking too much credit when things go well or too much blame when they don’t? Working without a mindset of the sovereignty of God will leave you with incredible amounts of fear and pressure. Recognize your lack of control and ask God to help you trade it for influence. Whatever the work is that God has called you to do, He asks us to do it from a place of trust and rest in His sovereignty.

For Further Reading: God’s Good Gift of Sleep

For Families with Kids at Home
Today, focus on being present with your kids—looking into their eyes when they speak, dropping what you’re doing to give them your attention, and truly treasuring who they are.

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