Control Shift


In this morning’s readings two things (well actually five things but I’m just writing on two right now) stood out to me.  As I often try to do, I started with a bit of prayer and one of the things that I seemed to focus on today was how much I wanted God to come and take control of my life, offering myself as completely open to his leading today.

I then got onto the reading and these two verses in Proverbs 19 really spoke to me.

Proverbs 19:3 ‘People ruin their lives by their own stupidity, so why does God always get blamed’ – yep that stupidity part sure sounds like me.

Proverbs 19:21 ‘We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails’.

Why is it so hard to let go of control, if we stop to think about it we know that God’s way is so much better, even the pain that can occur with God in control is no less avoidable with us in control but yet it still more rewarding than if we did it ourselves

The hardest bit is letting go, giving up control, letting go of the reigns.  Do we really not trust an all loving, all gracious God who loves us more than we could ever love ourselves.

Yep that’s right, I am convinced that God loves us more than we could possibly love and protect ourselves even at the height of our own ego’s.

I am definitely not perfect and I will probably fail many times but isn’t it worth trying to give all the control to God, even if it means humbly returning it back to him every 3 minutes when we try to steal it back from him.

God promises his way is better (not easy, but better), surely he’s worth it.



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