[Don’t lie, you totally started singing the song from Disney’s Frozen! Although that movie makes the child in me jump for joy, that is not the subject matter of this post.]
In the past two years of my life, highly dominated by college, I can confidently say I have successfully–by the grace of God–become more mature mentally, socially, and spiritually. However, something else has latched onto the more grown-up Dolce–CONTROL ISSUES. As a self-proclaimed perfectionist, this seems only natural to want to have control of every little aspect of my life. But this is not what God wants for my life, your life, and anyone’s life.
God made us dependent creatures. Dependent on none else but who? GOD! God–the maker of the universe whom knows the every dusty nook and cranny of your messy life, yet loves you to unfathomable measures. He controls everything and knows the blueprint of our lives.
So then, why do we constantly wage a battle of tug-o-war with our all-powerful creator?
Ever notice how the more we take it upon ourselves to do things “our way”–not letting God have control–things inevitably end up MORE chaotic, leaving us physically and mentally exhausted *enter self-pity party*? Well my dear friend, that is the aftermath of attempting to control things only God can control.
Think of it this way: Imagine yourself, a human being, trying to make the all oceans of the Earth turn pink. You stand there at the edge of the ocean, use every fiber of your being, trying to harvest all your brain capacity to mentally turn the water pink. Silly, right? Well, that’s the same idea. Only God can do such a thing if He very well chose to. (Which would be cool, eh? 😉 )
“Let go of your concerns! Then you will know that I am God. I rule the nations. I rule the earth.” Psalm 46:10
Bottom line: HE is in control. We need only rest in His Presence, allowing Him take charge of this day and ALL days. Whether it be school, a relationship, your career, or whatever–sincerely give it all to God, let it go, and let Him take control. This reminds me of the song “Oceans” by Hillsong– “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon Your waters, wherever You would call me”. Began everyday with a prayer first or repentance of attempting to take over His wheel, and secondly ask Him to lead you step-by-step through your life, showing you His path He has planned for you.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.” Luke 9:23
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Have a blessed day & remembered how loved you are.