LIFE PRINCIPLE 1 – Resistance Is Foolish By Charles F. Stanley

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Topic: Resistance Is Foolish

God knows what will bring you
ultimate joy, satisfaction, and
fulfillment.

If God loves you more than anyone else ever could— and if He knows better than anyone else what will bring you ultimate joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment— why would anyone resist surrendering to Him? Why would anyone refuse to give himself or herself completely to Him and enjoy the blessings He has in store for His faithful followers? Pride is one of the most obvious
explanations.

Many people flatter themselves into thinking they know better than God and can handle their lives better than He can. So they keep Him at a distance.

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Others choose not to surrender because they fear what God will do (or not do) for them. They think if they give Him control, He’ll make them do exactly what will make them most miserable. Still others refuse to surrender because they believe Satan’s lies, which tell them God is judgmental and only seeks to punish them for their mistakes.
God always has your best interests in mind.

All of this is completely false! God always has your best interests in mind. He will refuse you no good thing when you gladly submit to His will (see Romans 8:32).

He has said, “I know the thoughts that I think toward you . . . thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). Given this, it only makes sense to surrender to God.

And when you do, you grow close to Him and begin to make an impact on this world.
Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.

He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare (Jonah 1:3).

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