Well, blimey. I found out that I’m STILL a control-freak after all. I thought I’m a reformed control-freak.
But nooo… I have no idea that after three years of being a Christian, and knowing all those let go, let God, I am still holding on tightly to the steering wheel. I thought I’ve let those go. I thought I’ve improved.
I want to control how my day goes. I want to control my to-dos. Heck, I even want to control how & when God responds to me when I do my quiet time with Him.
No wonder I drive myself nuts. Miss-I’ll-Google-it-and-I’ll-find-my-answers.
Good thing though. Coz after driving myself nuts over driving myself nuts, I Googled: ‘bible verses about relinquishing control to God.’
As I read the articles and identified myself with it, I buried my face in my hands, shaking my head in disbelief.
It’s like being whacked awake.
For some of you, the more out-of-control your life gets, the harder you try to control it.
The number one reason you’re under stress is because you’re in conflict with God.
I know this article is referring to the things we can’t control in life. But to me, I want to also relinquish control over the small things as these are those little buggers that makes me stressed out every day.
So, I’m thankful for this, also from Rick’s blog:
Millions of people pray the Serenity Prayer, which is based on the Lord’s Prayer, but most have never read the last eight lines to the prayer: “Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, taking as Jesus did this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that you will make all things right if I surrender to your will so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with you forever in the next. Amen.”
That’s where the power is! There is power when you surrender to God the very things you’ve been trying to take control of from him.
I will say this prayer every day if I can. So, help me, Lord.