*Choice 2 of 10 – A continuation of the Take Back Your Life blog series.
You are about to head down a dark, dangerous, and curvy road. In your car, you have someone who has driven it before and knows the road, who designed the car and knows its capabilities, and who has a vested interest in getting you and the car to your destination safely. Do you still take the driver's seat? Or do you let that person take control of the wheel?
The answer is obvious, yet in life we often try to maintain control when we should be surrendering to God, the one who knows the way, knows our limitations, has the resources we need, and cares for us deeply.
When you let God be God, you give Him the opportunity to give you back your life and help you live it as He designed it to be lived. God wants to enrich your life, not take from it. He wants to make your life more abundant, but He won’t force His blessings upon you.
Even if you know this, it can still be difficult to put into practice. So when you struggle to relinquish control, remind yourself of these 4 reasons why you should let God be God:
2) Christ promises his presence and power as we follow Him. Christ’s demands, while they always stretch us, are achievable. He knows us better than anyone else. He knows what we can and cannot handle. He will never allow us to be tempted beyond what we can bear or end up in a circumstance we cannot endure. He may stretch us, but He will never break us. His Spirit enables us to succeed.
3) Christ’s resources are sufficient. The apostle Paul said, “My God will supply all your needs” (Philippians 4:19). God won’t always give us all that we want, but He promises to always give us all that we need. Count on it!
4) Christ sees the big picture and the long-term view of your life. He knows what is best for you and for His kingdom. He sees the ramifications of every decision for all of eternity. He sees the global impact of your life, crafted by Him, for all time. And He understands you better than you understand yourself. So trust Him and humbly yield to Him in all that you do. He is worthy of our complete trust.
Repeat after me…”I am omni-nothing; God is omni-everything.” This alone is reason enough to let God be God in your life. So find some time each day to eliminate the noise and listen for God’s guidance for your life.