Relinquish Control

explodeEver had a day where your schedule was blown to pieces? Appointments go longer than expected. Unscheduled, though important, calls must be taken. Projects sent that must be handled now rather than when it’s convenient. Get a brain cramp that makes doing a certain task take even longer than planned.
Today was one of those days and I loved it! I had such peace in the midst of every single “set-back” I faced. I knew I was doing “the good work” that my God had created me to do long before I was ever born (Eph. 2:10). Yes, I still have “stuff” on my to-do list that needs to get done as I write this blog. Yet, I’ve got a smile on my face and peace in my heart.
This is made possible only by knowing who and whose I am. As a child of God, I don’t get my satisfaction from accomplishing the items on my to-do list. I get it from filtering each situation through Jesus and then following Him. Should I stay? Am I supposed to take this call? Can I put that project off to later?
The more we rest in who we are and trust Jesus the more we can give up the illusion that we’re in control of our lives. I choose to give Jesus control over my daily schedule because I love and trust Him. He is my Shepherd, who can talk with me throughout my day. He is my Redeemer, who can make time stretch. He is my Savior, who can save me from the stress of an undone to-do list, which can lead to taking my drug of choice.
It truly is freeing to relinquish control.
“S”et Free Nowww

One thought on “Relinquish Control

  1. Was sitting at my computer about to email you and there it was, your weekly blog. Was trying to write my thoughts down about how I feel about our financial situation and you wrote it for me , for that is exactly how I see it, God is in control and because I’m truly accepting that truth, I have peace and joy, more than ever before in my life. We see God’s hand in all of this, because nothing but good has come out of it, He surely does work in mysterious ways, but He is always working for us.

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