I don’t know about you, but for me it’s hard to relinquish control.
I am a firstborn child who likes everything to be in tiptop order. Yet, it never fails that just about the time that I think that I’ve got everything all figured out, a big curve ball gets thrown my way.
Now, why in the world would that be?? Isn’t it clear that I have the best plan in place and if we all follow it then success will surely be granted? Ahhh, the life of a control-freak.
It’s then that I hear the voice of the Lord spoken through His servant David in Psalm 37:
“Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust Him along the way you’ll find He pulled it off perfectly!“
Oh, how I needed to hear these words and release this tight grip of my perceived control and open up my palms to Him. Here’s the deal: He’s in control no matter what. But I can make the choice to GIVE Him the right to direct my life, trusting Him implicitly or I can be hard-headed and do things my way. The choice is mine to make.
However, the blessing that I find on the other side of that relinquished control is that He always has and He always will be able to pull everything in my life off perfectly!
Lord, I chose open up my palms today and trust You implicitly.