Why I Need to Release Control

Proverbs 20:24
“A man’s steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way?”
This verse is awesome.  So many of us – I know I do, at least – struggle with having control, especially over our future.  We get frustrated when things seem uncertain or our plans don’t come to fruition.  But we should not expect our plans to become reality, or even want them to, if they are not in line with God’s will for us.  He promises us abundant life, a life so different than anything we could imagine.  How can we even begin to understand our way, then, when each step is anointed and divinely given by God? 
We can do nothing else but take that one step in trust, knowing we can rely on God to give us what we need, when we need it. 
We don’t need to know what our entire future holds, we just need to know that God will guide us through today.
And in the same way as we cannot plan out our future, we should not dwell on our past.
“You must be as one who runs a race, stumbles and falls, rises and presses on to the goal.  What avails it if he stays to examine the spot where he fell, to weep over the delay?  No looking backTravel unladen, with a light heart, and a light heart means a weight of influence.” – God Calling
Do not let your past failures or disappointments or hurts keep you from living fully today.  What a shame to waste this precious time we are given.  Let God redeem those past moments in His time, and embrace the present for what it is.

Don’t let the past keep you, don’t let the future overwhelm you.  Know that God is with you in this anointed day, and is guiding each of your steps.

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I write to process, and sometimes send those thoughts out into the void. Passionate about Jesus and people and bringing those two together. Living in and loving Denver. Working with college students, who are the coolest. Seeking Jesus and JOY in everything.

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