I’m one of those people who prefer things to be my way. I guess you could call me a bit of a control freak. (And I think it’s safe to say quite a few of you reading this probably feel the same way.) I often find myself questioning God’s plan for my life, wondering what in the world He could have up His sleeve for this journey.
As of lately it seems like He’s asking me this question more and more: “Do you trust Me?” My initial response is usually, “Well yes God, of course I trust you.”
But then I dig deeper…
Do I really trust Him?
Do I really trust that He’ll lead me to places that are best for me, even when I don’t see it?
One of my favorite quotes for the past few years has been, “You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the entire trip that way.” (Shout out to E. L. Doctorow for your wise words!) He speaks so much truth in that statement.
Isn’t that how life works? You can’t see far into your future, but you’ll make it.
If you’re like me though, this can be pretty dang tough. I want to know now what God has planned for me. It’s so difficult to give up the small sense of control I think I have of my life.
Friends and fellow control freaks like me, I want to encourage you to keep pursing God and His will for your life. Have an open heart, open mind, and open ears. Take pit stops to fill up with gas, but stay on the journey laid out ahead of you. As difficult as it sometimes may be, trust our Navigator.
“Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lost heart.” 2 Corinthians 4:1