God Is In Control

“But I’m ready. I really am. Mentally, physically, I’m ready.”

Babies come when babies are ready.

“But if I wait much longer, then I might lose this great mental state I’m in.”

Babies come when babies are ready.

“But we are ready! I have the clothes washed, folded, and put away! Our friend made us some adorable diaper covers and lots of great pre-folds. We are ready!”

Babies come when babies are ready.

“But I’M ready.”

Babies come when babies are ready.

“But, it’s time! I’m ready! We’re ready! The kids are ready!”

Babies come when babies are ready.

“But God, it’s time!”

Copyright RosesatDawn 2019
Copyright RosesatDawn 2019

Apparently though, it’s not time. It’s not on my time, it’s not on anyone’s time except God’s. Now I know that I am using waiting for our baby as an example, but this applies to anything in life. How many times have we said, “But God, it’s time! I’m ready! Let’s do this!” And God says, “Wait.” How many times do we try and control a situation that is out of our control? I know for myself, it is far more often than I would like to admit. I want things to go perfectly. I want everything to be done on my time and in my way. Oftentimes, I don’t even realize I am doing this. I don’t even realize that I am trying so hard to make everything the way I want it to be, that I am actually completely messing everything up. I’m making things worse, not better. And that can be a hard pill to swallow. I am already resistant to change, but to find out that I am actually making things worse by trying to control what is going on around me? Ouch. That one really hits home.

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

I know that a lot of my control issues are anxiety driven. I am aware of this. But being aware of where my issues are coming from, and actually changing them, well, that’s a whole other ballgame.

Jeremiah 32:27

“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

The good news is that I don’t have to change and “control” these issues on my own. In fact, I can’t. Trust me, I’ve tried! All I have to do, all I have ever had to do, is hand these issues over to God. I just have to let go of my wanting to control and make a change happen for everything to actually change. Now isn’t that a novel concept?

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,

“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

No matter what life throws at us, no matter what hardships we have to overcome, God is bigger than them all. Life is so much sweeter when we give up our control and let the Creator of the entire world control our lives. He knows what is best for us. He knows the plans He has for us. Let us stop fighting against Him and just let Him control our future. He will never let us down. No matter what happens, God is in control!

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

 

How do you deal when life is not going the way you want?

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13 thoughts on “God Is In Control

  1. Well said! And, um, I don’t think I knew you are pregnant! Sorry if you told me and I forgot, but that’s exciting ! I mean, I know all too well how difficult and exhausting and scary and all that it can be , but still exciting, too. 🙂 ❤ And boy do I remember that last few weeks taking SO long. Try to rest and enjoy your other kids as much as possible. They will soon be taking a back seat to a new baby. Great post. 🙂

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I am actually “due” this week, so it’s really just a matter of time, but I am already extremely impatient so the waiting is a real test, lol. We are spending lots of time outside (my husband!) and just trying to read with, cuddle with, and be here for the others. They know (except for the youngest!) what’s coming next and are excited, but definitely trying to be in the moment instead of focusing on what’s to come too much, lol! God Bless!

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  2. I needed this today. My need to control is definitely anxiety driven. I’m dealing with it right now, in fact. I’ve lost all my friends and the control side of me wants to tell them off and ask what’s so wrong with me but I know that’s not going to work. I also want to control my future but I’ve fallen on my face so often trying to do that I have given up. So, I’m trying to let go and let God but it is so hard!

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    1. I hear you! I struggle with letting God take control so much. But I always, always, ALWAYS end up falling flat on my face, lol. So I hoping that writing this out might help me out as a reminder as well, lol. I’m sorry you are having such a hard time right now, I will be saying some extra prayers for you. The losing friends thing seems to be going around. Hang in there! God Bless!

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  3. These promises are the perfect reminders that God is working thingsbout with our best interest in mind. He cares for us and about us. I find that when I am trying to take over, I need to look back and remember all the times that He has worked things out before…all the messes I have made when I tried to do it myself. Every single time, I have let go, He has given me a sense of peace. And He has worked it out better than I ever could, and kept me from overworking myself in the process.

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    1. God always has the best answers, doesn’t He? 🙂 I just have to remember that…lol. Every time I start stressing about life, I try and remember all the times He has come through for us and how many times it works out SO much better than I imagined. Hope all is well. God Bless!

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    1. Glad you were encouraged 🙂 Jeremiah 29:11 is a favorite of mine. It actually inspired me to start reading the whole book of Jeremiah. I am off to a slow start, but it’s better than not starting at all 😉 God Bless!

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