Aug 16, 2022
Most of us carry the belief that if we could be in control of the people and circumstances around us then life would be better. This belief leads to us exerting massive amounts of energy into controlling everyone and everything. But, somehow our attempts to control our life usually end up hurting and not helping. Can you relate? Today we chat with author, speaker, and church planter Sharon Hodde Miller about her new book The Cost of Control: Why We Crave It, the Anxiety It Gives Us, and the Real Power God Promises. Sharon shares biblical truth to help us realize we are not in control and that’s a good thing! She also shares about the tools God gives us to help us cope and find peace in our out of control world. Come chat with us as we discuss the Cost of Control with Sharon Hodde Miller.
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2:17 - About
4:14 - Why are we talking about control?
8:48 - What does it mean to be controlling?
11:04 - Why God doesn’t give us complete control
14:11 - Why does trying to control our lives give us anxiety?
18:56 - How does control affect our relationship with God?
20:55 - What is the cost of control?
24:02 - How to handle our control issues
30:03 - How theology impacts control
34:05 - The real power God gives us
36:42 - What the gospel has changed for Sharon
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