The great Hoover Dam produces enough energy for three states: California, Nevada and Arizona. You might think of this dam as an example of power under control. If all the water held back were to be released at once, it would bring disaster to the very areas it was designed to help. 
 
When power is out of control, it can produce a tsunami.
 
The power we possess in our lives is that. When power is out of control, it can produce a tsunami. A flood of damage. A torrent of chaos which sweeps through our lives, destroying everything in its path. 
 
We’ve all seen examples of people in the news who seem to have lost all sense of control. It’s a scary thing to witness. They seem like they have gone crazy, and they do things that hurt others and hurt themselves. 
 
We sometimes lose our self-control and do things we regret later.
 
Sometimes when we honestly look at ourselves in the mirror, we realize that we are not handling our own power very wisely. We sometimes lose our self-control and do things we regret later.
 
That’s why we must surrender our lives to Jesus Christ, putting Him in control of our gifts, skills, talents and personal strength. We need to humble ourselves daily under the authority of God. For most of the chaos we face in our homes, communities, churches and in our culture is due to a lack of self-control. Getting your personal power under control starts with surrendering to the legitimate authority of God’s rule.
 
Check out more from Dr. Tony Evans @tonyevans.org

About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.



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