The truth is
that you cannot control things in this world. None of us
can. Weather disrupts ballgames and farm harvests.
People do not respond the way you expect them to or in
the way you want them to. A banker you have never met
makes a decision that impacts your business in a way
that you could never have foreseen. You think you can
control everything, only to realize that in reality you
can control almost nothing. How's that working for you?
why I am a Christian. I believe there is someone in
control. It is just not me. So I have given up my
efforts to control this world, to control other people.
If we are honest, we have to admit it is hard to even
control ourselves. So I surrender myself to the One who
actually does have power. And it is wonderfully
liberating. I no longer worry about weather, or the
economy, or even other people. I do not even worry about
myself. I give my worries to someone who can actually do
something about them. I give them to God. You may wonder
how that is working for me. The answer is
If it seems too simplistic, and
you still feel everything is up to you, let me ask you a
question. How's that working for you?
Used with permission
by Steve Ridgell