There is no need to carry the burden of ownership of your life today. If you’re a Christian, you’ve been bought with a price so you don’t belong to you anymore. You and I have been freed from carrying the burden of all the regrets of the past, of our needs in the present, and of all the unanswered questions about the future. We have been freed from living with the anxiety that comes form thinking that we have no greater resources than what we can provide for ourselves. We have been freed from the stress of thinking that we have to figure it all our on our own and from worrying about needing to control things that are actually beyond our control. We don’t need to  wring our hands wondering what is coming unexpectedly down the road. We don’t have to fear that we won’t have enough or that we’ll come up short. We don’t have to panic at the thought that, in the end, we will fail and be left alone. We have been freed from the burden of finding our own way and writing our own rules. As God’s children, you simply do not have to carry any of these burdens. Why? 

For one simple, transformative reason– you don’t belong to you anymore! You have been bought with a price, so your life is now under new ownership and new management. The God who now owns you is committed to keep you and care for you. You are not yours–you are His, so you are fully His responsibility, not yours. You are free from all that. A new owner has taken control of your life, and this new owner is more capable than anyone or anything you could give your life to.

– Paul David Tripp
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