Thursday, April 24, 2014

~Learning To Let Things Out Of Our Control Go~




Sometimes it takes a brave person to realize that no matter how hard you try, 
there are some things you simply CANNOT control...




Things We Cannot Control:

the weather
our shoe size
the family to which we were born
our hair colour (well not quite anymore)

Many of them are unimportant, really quite inconsequential actually, so they're easy to overlook.

Others, take more of a conscience effort to surrender:

how people perceive us
people's willingness to love us, or try to understand us
other's behaviour towards us, or our loved ones
how loved ones behave towards one another

Recently, some circumstances 'slapped me in the face', reminding me of how little control I actually have over this life...

Oh, I try. I try SO hard. Control is something I find very hard to relinquish.

Often giving my best effort on the agenda. Putting in safe guards wherever I can think of them. Trying to do everything by the book.

Sounds good, doesn't it?

Except often the self-righteous, independent mode kicks in.
In the morning it's a prayer, "how much I need you today Lord," but the afternoon may show quite a different story. 

Today, I had to fully surrender. Again. 

Another person's willingness to work together.
A hope & a promise that I'm still waiting on.
A dream that God put in my heart years ago, but the calendar is still turning and I'm not seeing anything.

 yet...

Proverbs 3: 5/6
"Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, 
and lean not on YOUR own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make your paths straight.
(emphasis mine)

When life feels like it's spiraling out of control...
When the things you cannot control seem like a GIGANTIC mountain in front of you...
When all of the sweetness in life seems to have been drained out by all of the storms...

Turn to the One who controls it all.
Simply trust.


"Blessed Be Your Name" By Matt Redman & London Community Choir



6 comments:

  1. My hubby was upset at me for not feeding the dogs on time, and I had to leave the room to keep from a remark that would only make matters worse. Controlling our emotions is a good thing especially when it means to stop an argument or worse. "Tell Me a Story." http://letmetelluastory.blogspot.com/

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    1. I would feel the same way...good for you for leaving the room! Better than the alternative, isn't it?! As usual, thanks for stopping by :) Such a fun link up!!!

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  2. Yes, This is where I am living now. I am finally accepting that I can not control... someone with addictions....

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    1. So true...we are only truly responsible for ourselves & our own behaviour. Thanks for stopping by the blog :)

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  3. God is enough. I'm learning this. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Agree :) He is MORE than enough. Thanks for stopping by Starla :)

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