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Summary:

IF YOU ARE AN ACHIEVER, HERE ARE THREE TEMPTATIONS YOU UNDOUBTEDLY FACE:

1. To be self-sufficient -

To be the master of your fate!

To control your destiny!

To make it happen!

Jesus, however, calls you to a life of dependence:

"Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD. He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives." (Jer. 17:5,6, NIV)

2. To be spectacular -

To wow 'em with your brilliance!

To dazzle 'em with results!

To break all existing records!

Jesus, however, calls you to be nothing:

"Should you then seek great things for yourself? Seek them not... Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." (Jer. 45:5a; Phil. 2:3, NIV)

3. To be powerful -

To win at all cost!

To manipulate the circumstances!

To let 'em know who's boss!

Jesus, however, calls you to be His voluntary bondservant:

"For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ." (Gal. 1:10, NASB)


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