Tuesday, January 25, 2011

All my adult life I have thought that I had to be in control.

It's only been in the last few years that I have come to realize that I am not in control--God is!

Oh, I have always proclaimed that God is in control. I have preached that loud and clear.

But on a practical level, I have lived like I was in control.

It's a miserable way to live.

And it's hard to admit that that's what you are doing--especially for a preacher.

But when you come to your senses and put God back on the throne--oh the joy and peace it brings to your soul.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
do not depend or your own understanding.
Seek his will in all your do, and he will direct your paths.
                                                                                                        Proverbs 3:5-6

Don't miss this, "...and he will direct your paths."

He has you exactly where He wants you.


Sandy said...

Clif, Thank you so much!

Loren said...

This may seem really weird, but this truth hit me sooo hard when Elizabeth Edwards died. I knew she would have done ANYTHING to stay here with her children (especially given their circumstances with Johns affair) and I knew she would also have given anything to be here to have Christmas with them. But God IS IN CONTROL not us!!! OF Everything!!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I didn't realize this, either, until cancer came into my life and I was no longer in control of anything!!!!! But I found out that when God is all you have, it's all that you need!!!! Thanks for the wonderful reminder today!