Relational Vampires - Control
Question: How is it possible to obey our King’s command to love everyone, including those who drain the joy out of our lives?
Key Scripture : Matthew 16
1st Point: Know what you are CALLED to :
- Jesus' calling was clear
- Triple C's: C_______ C_________ C__________
Important Takeaway: Define what you are called to do
2nd Point: Know when someone is trying to control you
Q: Was Peter an evil man?
- Peter put his desires/plan over God plan
- Peter didn't understand the plan
Recognize how controlling people act:
Guilt, threaten, take you aside.
3rd Point: Know when to draw a line in the sand:
What is Co-Dependence?
The moment you give control to someone else,
someone else directing & it is no longer God leading.
Concerns of God vs Concerns of Man