If you won’t get yourself under control, your unrestrained human nature will miss you up. Unrestrained human nature is like an out-of-control Boeing 737 Max. (Two of them crashed because of software problems, an Indonesian one and an Egyptian one.) Perhaps the world’s a mess because we humans need a software upgrade.
As a human, you can upgrade your own software by learning to control your thoughts, desires, and feelings. You don’t have to let them continually control you. However, unchecked and unchallenged thoughts, desires, and feelings will grow so strong that they will take control of a person’s life.
In a world that says “don’t judge,” the Me Too Movement says that some things are morally wrong. Perhaps church should too. Instead, many churches are preaching sugar-coated prosperity, hyper-grace, and “your best life now.”
Religion tries to define who God is, when what we humans really need is to let the living God take control of us and define who we are.
Unrestrained thoughts, desires, and feelings cultivate inner confusion that eventually blows up in outward chaos. Feelings, unchecked by morality and character, are extremely dangerous to mental health. Unbridled thoughts, desires, and feelings are as reckless as a stampede of wild horses. The reason people don’t like to ride unbridled horses is that they lose control; the same thing happens with unbridled desires.