I may not be a control freak, but I do like to know what’s going on and this is something I ask God a lot. He just reminds me that He has a plan for me and that His ways aren’t always my ways. This doesn’t always pacify my burning curiosity as to what He is going to do next. But I soon get over it and get on with my day.
Sadly, I do know plenty of people that try to control how everything around them, from people to the environment, and this does it cause them countless pain. They spend all their time worrying about this or that and most of the time they have absolutely no control over many situations. They always seem to be angry and frustrated, never realizing that their suffering could be easily prevented.
Time for some honesty. My biggest gripe is bad drivers. I hate when people speed through school zones. I am exasperated by drivers who don’t use a signal while turning or changing lanes. Sometimes, I still shout out “idiot,” but God quickly reminds me that said “idiot” is His child too. Sorry, God. Sorry, bad driver.
But really? Why am I so angry? What could I possibly do? Unless, I become a police and pull people over all day long, there is nothing I can do. Sure, I have every right to be upset; It is my safety at stake. But, should I allow circumstances that are out of my control ruin my witness, or ruin the day God has made for me to enjoy?
Thankfully, the Lord says in 1 Peter 5:7- “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (NKJV).
Your demanding boss, your gossiping co-workers, they may not care too much about your feelings, but God does. Anger and all, He wants us to come to Him. He knows that if we will just lose control and allow Him to take over our lives we will have peace and joy.
Jesus came so that we “may have life and have it more abundantly” (Jn 10:10).
Precious. Amazing. Gone-before-we-know-it-
Give God control; surrender to Him and watch your world take on a life you never imagined.