Let G-d have Control!

2 06 2009

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 “Aim at and seek the [rich, eternal pleasures] that are above…And set your minds and keep them set on what is above…not on the things that are on the earth…kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire…[and all that is earthly in you].” -Colossians 3:1, 2, 5

     “It is a natural desire to want to be in control of your life; however, it is not an attainable goal. Assuming you can control all the people and situations that come into your life is an unrealistic expectation–and one that leaves you frustrated, angry, and exhausted. G-d has a good plan for everyone that includes a life far superior to anything the world has to offer, but attaining it involves dying to self. G-d relentlessly pursues the flesh–our human nature–and is intent on setting us free from its control. The process of letting go and giving up control can be painful, but the end result is worth it. So let go of control and let G-d be G-d in your life.” -Joyce Meyer

I also came upon a quote that I wanted to share with you:

“Worrying is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” -anonymous

G-d has shown himself to be faithful and so why should we doubt Him now? It’s easy to say that we give control to G-d as long as things are going as we want, but the defining moment is when something that we don’t like happens. G-d sees our lives and His scope of vision allows Him to see how everything will play out. Despite the fact that we know that He can see everything, we still try to reach for control. I think that the key is that we have to live in continual surrender. I have heard people talking about taking up your cross daily or daily surrendering to G-d, for me personally, I think it has to be a moment by moment surrender. Some things in our lives are easier than others to surrender, but we have to trust that G-d loves us more than we love ourselves and desires our best–a goodness that is beyond our comprehension.

Step at a time,

Mere

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One response

11 06 2009
Sean

True that!

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