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The Myth of Ownership

This Advent as Legacy Church, we want to help each other have "a counter-cultural Christmas."  We are challenging each other to win some key battles in our hearts so we can impact the lives of others this Advent season. To read more about Legacy's Advent Impact, you can go here.
The first battle we spoke of Sunday was the battle of Mine vs. God's. We are hardwired from birth to have things our way and claim ownership of those things we think are ours. 
But, the more mature we become and the more honest we are, we realize we don't own anything and we ultimately have no control over our lives. This reality should not breed cynicism but trust--trust in God who owns all things. (Ps. 24:1
Absolute ownership of things is a myth. Yes, under the laws of the land, we can claim ownership and defend what we hold title to, but although we "own" a house or car outright, for example, fire, crash, or storm can take them from us in a flash. To own something does no…