Tuesday, October 9, 2018

(please) loose control of your life

+JMJ+



Just now, as I was writing in my journal about my thoughts on certain aspects of spirituality, I realized something that I really wanted to share with you.  That being, the need to loose control.

I think we all (or at least I do) unconsciously try to control our lives and thus resist trusting in God.  Perhaps we're afraid that if we leave the steering will, we'll loose something or someone who we love and cherish......or maybe we see a goal we want to reach and feel that we don't want to risk perhaps not getting there if God's Will calls us elsewhere.

I'm guilty of this, of being afraid to loose control and trust in God.

Whether it comes to goals, friendships, or whatever else it may be, I've always exhausted myself trying to force life to corporate with my plan for myself.  I was afraid to trust, afraid of loosing those I loved, afraid of being called to a vocation I had no desire for.  I still find myself falling into this trap of illogical thinking, but now I'm happy to say I can recognize and address the problem when it arises.  That's half the battle, right?

You know another thing I've realized?  Sometimes, you just have to laugh.  For starters, what makes me think I know what's best for me (with my human brain) better then our  all-knowing God????  Sometimes, I really do question whether I was ever given brains in the first place 😂.  Just the fact alone that I think I control anything in the first place is just a little comical. 

Frankly, when I think about it hard enough, I'm honestly grateful I'm not in control of my life (or anyone else's for that matter).  That would be one scary world.

Giving up control (or what we think we control) is always hard.  However, if we focus on the utter freedom that comes from surrendering all to God's Holy Will, I think we'd all have an easier time of it.  

I'll leave this topic hanging like this.  A more complete version of this post is lost somewhere in my mind :)

What are your thoughts on loosing control?

Have you ever experienced the fear of giving all to God?

I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

6 comments:

  1. This is so encouraging. Thank you! <3

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! God bless!

      Emma

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  2. Wow, I've literally been thinking about this, too. :) Sometimes I think I know best so I want things to go my way or according to my plan. I find my peace in this sense of "control" over my life. God's been reminding me lately, though, that this peace isn't lasting... before long, things don't go my way and I'm left worried, anxious, confused, and feeling like I have to deal with everything on my own...
    Instead it's much more peaceful (although sometimes it doesn't feel like it on the surface) to surrender every aspect of my life to God and just do life God's way. Then I can be joyful, loving, and at peace when I experience something unexpected, because I know that it must be part of God's plan and He's got it all under control. And His plan is best. :)

    BTW, For King and Country just came out with a new album, and on it there's a song “Control.” I repeated it over and over when traveling yesterday. lol. It's really good!

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    1. That's so neat! :) I loved reading your thoughts! I love how you put it, "...I can be joyful, loving, and at peace when I experience something unexpected." Exactly!

      I'll definitely look up that song :)

      God bless you!

      Emma

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  3. I find that I am a lot happier when I leave everything to God. But yes, I have fallen into the irrational fear of being given the vocation I didn't want. But trusting in God is making things simpler and easier. Why do we have to make things so hard for ourselves? :D

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    1. Very true! It's wonderful when we can finally leave all to God......though as you said, it's never easy :)

      God bless and thanks for commenting!

      Emma

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