we have our ways and He has His. so many times we submit parts of our lives to Him, but maybe there’s one part you don’t want to give up. you want Jesus to have control over everything EXCEPT fill in the blank here. maybe it’s the boyfriend/girlfriend, the school, or the social status. you know you should give it up, but you feel dependent on it.

as humans we want control, we want to know everything. we want to plan every single part of our lives out down to the minute. we realize that there is someone so much greater than us who is orchestrating life, but we think we know better in an area. we give God control of our whole life except that something. the thing that holds the power to ruin you. the thing you hold onto most is the thing that has the most hold on you.

the heart of man plans his ways, but the Lord establishes his steps.

proverbs 16:9

something that is so beautiful and freeing to me is that fact that I don’t have to have everything under control. I don’t need to know why something is happening, I don’t have to know where I am going to college, I don’t have to know who I am going to marry because GOD ALREADY KNOWS. He’s known since I was still in my mother’s womb. there is such freedom in letting go of control. It releases anxiety and stress. about four years ago I dealt with paralyzing anxiety, anxiety that made me stray from who I was. but the the idea that God, the creator of everything and the one who loves us unconditionally and who is omniscient, is looking out for me is what freed me from the chains of anxiety. He is making the calls in the interest of us! He is not looking short term as we so often do. He is looking in a long term view, an eternal view.

we should be at ease with the fact that we know who holds our future. we know who is establishing our steps. we are able to just be in a moment and not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself (matthew 6:34). when we finally release our whole self to Jesus only beauty will unfold. there is beauty in the release.

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