Who’s in Charge?
1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
We need to make the decision to enjoy every single day of our lives. It’s not irresponsible to enjoy your life while you have a problem. Joyce Meyer, pg 140 Inspirational Quotes, 2019
We are so often confident we are in charge. And occasionally we are, but that is just because there has not been a glitch in your plans for that day or moment.
I won’t say I don’t make plans, I do, and I am “in charge” of accomplishing them if time works properly, if there is no emergency, if there is no huge traffic jam, if it is God’s will. And that is the most important thing.
We are not truly in charge. He is. And since I have relinquished more control to Him, my life runs smoother. I no longer trust each day will be smooth and without a hitch. When they are, I am grateful and thankful, but when there is a hitch that knocks me into a plan change, bow I immediately pray. I need Him to help me get to where I need to be, to soothe my fears and anxieties if that is the concern, to reorganize and alert any who need to know my altered plans. I need Him.
So we move about as though we are in charge and capable and we are—until we aren’t.
It took me years to realize that I am not always in charge. Circumstances, problems, health, and other issues arrive that need to be dealt with that we cannot always foresee and fix. We do the best we can, act and react to each issue, but we can feel out of control and frightened, anxious and alone.
I am so relieved I know I am not in charge. When I was things flummoxed me when good or bad, unexpected issues developed. It is a relief to know that things are not in my control and I can handle things, but I need Him with me. Alone, I was just not enough. It is a relief to know I am not dealing with anything alone. I may have to wait AT TIMES for His direction, but it does come.
So now when my day gets an interruption, I just ask how He wants things to be handled, and they work out. (I must admit, I probably indulge in 5-7 seconds of grumbling and groaning, but then I remember He is in charge, so quickly ask what He would like me to do). Some things may need to be changed to another day, but they workout.
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” Pg 149 Marquee Messages by Shirley Jones Garmon, 2000.
Thank You that I realize You are in charge of me and “mybellaviews.”