Greetings, fellow control enthusiasts! We live in a world where being in control seems like the ultimate achievement. From our schedules to our relationships, we cling to the steering wheel, determined to navigate every twist and turn of life. But what if we did things differently? What if we released that grip and let God take control? In this blog, we’re going to explore three compelling reasons why Christians should surrender control and trust God to steer their lives. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!
SURRENDER CONTROL BECAUSE GOD KNOWS THE WAY
Picture this: You’re on a road trip to an unfamiliar destination, and you stubbornly refuse to use GPS or ask for directions. As a result, you find yourself lost, frustrated, and probably in the middle of nowhere. Well, life’s journey is no different! We often think we have it all figured out. But in reality, we’re just blindly cruising through life’s highways and byways.
But fear not, dear control enthusiast, for God is the ultimate GPS system. In Proverbs 3:5-6, the Bible advises, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Our Heavenly Father knows the road ahead. He longs for us to surrender our self-reliance and trust in His divine navigation. So, let go of that stubborn pride and let God reroute your life towards the plan and purpose He has specifically for you!
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SURRENDER CONTROL BECAUSE GOD HAS THE WISDOM AND POWER
Imagine being a pilot who refuses to rely on the aircraft’s autopilot feature, insisting on manually controlling every little detail. Apart from being utterly exhausting, it’s also quite dangerous! Similarly, as humans, we often try to juggle all the responsibilities and challenges of life without seeking God’s wisdom and power.
In Isaiah 55:9, the Lord reminds us, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” How liberating it is to know that we have access to the ultimate auto-pilot and His wisdom that surpasses our limited understanding! By surrendering control to God, we tap into His limitless power and allow Him to guide us through life’s turbulence. So, fasten your seatbelt, surrender control and let God put on the pilot’s hat. It looks better on Him anyway.
SURRENDER CONTROL AND GAIN GOD’S COMPANIONSHIP
Now, imagine embarking on an exciting adventure with a friend, only to insist on driving while they sit silently in the passenger seat. How unfortunate it would be to miss out on the joy of companionship and shared experiences! In the same way, when we cling tightly to the driver’s seat of our lives, we deny ourselves the beauty of a genuine partnership with your Heavenly Father.
Psalm 16:11 reminds us, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” When we surrender control and allow God to lead our lives, we enter into a harmonious dance of trust, reliance, and intimacy. In His presence, we discover unparalleled joy and experience life more abundantly. So, move over, control freak, and invite God to join you on this extraordinary journey!
GOD’S GOT YOU
So there you have it, my fellow control enthusiast. I know from personal experience how scary it is to release the steering wheel and surrender control.
In order to fully rest in the truth that God is working all things together for the good of those who love them and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28), we gotta let go. Let go of thinking that we know what’s best for us. Let go of wanting everything to be our way all the time. Let go of our timetables and just let God handle it all because he’s so much better at handling that stuff than we are anyways.
By letting go of our tight grip on the steering wheel and trusting in God’s guidance, we unlock a life of purpose, wisdom, and joy. –Mandy Bowman
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
Have you discovered firsthand the joy of surrendering control and letting God do His thing? Tell us about it in the comments to encourage someone else struggling to put God in the driver’s seat today.