For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
For the longest time, I had struggled to take control over my life. To control every aspect. Control in this sense, that it’s either my way or my way. I had been very keen on turning that steering wheel to the direction I deemed best fit. And oh, precluding the possibility of adjustments all the time.
Constantly taking charge of the wheel! And so do you know where that had always left me? At times, confused, lacking clarity! Many times, exhausted! And when you wear yourself out this way, you really don’t get to progress as fast as you should. I won’t even talk about the rest.
To control is to have the power to influence or direct people’s behaviour or the course of events.
This is the power that I so badly sought to exercise over my life, in its entirety. To direct my behaviour under diverse circumstances based on my best know how. To order every event in my life according to my timelines. Oblivious of the fact that there’s an easier way of getting every aspect of my life under control, and that I could only get to know about it when I relinquished this control to the right source.
Then in this obsession of control, I realised, I had a deficit of strength when situations got too tough, when the course of events shuffled itself against my will, when situations came at me too quick before I grasped the ability to adapt a behavioral change strategy.
But, before I’d wander in the desert for decades, I came to the realisation that there’s a power greater than me! A power that when yielded to, masters perfect control over every area of your life. The past, present and future! A power that brings clarity!
Now, one is definitely bound to get tired after holding onto the steering wheel for hours. Sometimes there’s traffic, sometimes the road is muddy, the terrain is rocky. I cringe at the thought of driving when it’s all rainy, with the sound of thunder, with the falling hailstones, and I’m certain you share the same sentiments.
Can we just save up our energy and evade the stress. I’m talking about letting God take control. He knows how to weather through the rough roads, through the storms. Wait, He actually calms the storms with just a word!
Now, on the flip side still, sometimes you’re on a highway and it’s just the perfect road. You see, when it’s all sunny, these are the seasons when you’re just having the time of your life. Undoubtedly, during these times, you just want to be in control. I mean, it’s fun driving on the grasslands when the weather is perfect.
But watch out! This is when you’re often tempted to go astray. Let go of the wheel because before you know it, you’ll have gone astray and may end up losing so much of your time. You need the master at this time more than you needed Him on your worst days.
This post isn’t just to tell us to let God take control when things aren’t working, but moreso when things are working!
Relinquish control in the good and bad times!
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.Nicole Kidman
When you relinquish this strong desire to control every bit of your life, you trade exhaustion for strength, joy and happiness.
Now I thank God for His word, which has been a constant reminder to me of what our lives should look like. All things were made by him and for Him. If I manufacture a machine for me, it’s only as good when I’m controlling it, because I created it for me!
Whose are you? Do you believe God actually created you? Guess what, He created you for a purpose! A purpose that He knows best! Let Him control your life. He is the greatest power that can influence or direct your behaviour or the course of events of your life.
Don’t just live for yourself. That’s a bit selfish. Live for Him. In everything that you do, check your motives. Seek to establish, is this pleasing before God? All in a bid to live for the purpose He created you for!
Relinquish that control you so strongly hold onto over your life. Let Him take charge because He made you for Him!
And just so you don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you should sit through life and be passive in everything that goes on in your life. No! As you try to master every area of your life, yield to the greater power! The greatest actually! In everything you do, yield to God.
I hope you always bear in mind that there’s a power greater than you that can control your life to achieve maximum potential. That’s God! He created you, FOR HIM!
.................all things were created by him, and for him:
And that’s it for today. Till next time, stay safe and be happy. 😊 Thankyou for reading!
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