Are you in control? We sure do try. You might organize your day planner, clean a closet or take charge of something you’ve been wishy washy on. But what if the best thing you could do for you was to let go, and let God? That’s when truly amazing things happen.
The times we are in might be leaving you feeling a little uncertain—maybe worried. In the past year, you might have tried to take control of your health—your finances—your kids’ schooling—your emotional well-being.
But have you really been in control? No way!
This has been the most out of control couple of years any of us have experienced. We can’t control things like how a virus spreads, or how that impacts the economy. We can’t control what the school district decides to do with hybrid or in-person learning. And we can’t control how much toilet paper is on the shelf of the grocery store. But in all of those circumstances, we can control one thing: us. And how we react to it all.
Your life is like a road trip. You’ve got a plan and a destination. You’re in the driver’s seat and your foot is on the gas pedal. Only, you’re actually sitting in the backseat. You’re not directing the driver. You’re not even holding the map. God is steering and He is taking you exactly where you NEED to go. Which is not always where you WANT to go.
What you want may not be what is best.
And by best, I mean God’s plan, which is bigger than you could ever imagine. It doesn’t always make sense to us—but it’s designed to bring Him glory. And in your heart, I think you really want to be a part of that, right? If it makes you feel better, the life you’re living right now was planned for you before God even created the planets and stars.
The next time you’re about to utter the words, “I got this,” maybe ask God if you really do. In the grand scheme of life, surrender is one of the hardest things we do. It means giving up our will in place of God’s will. It means using our lives for His glory, and not our own. It’s hard. And it’s a choice. A choice that you control.
Sunday Afternoon Host, STAR 99.1
Thank you so much for this email. I really need to read this😇
Your words struck home. We lost our son a year ago, devastating doesn’t even begin to describe the loss. Throughout it all I prayed, I let go and let God, I waited to see how this was part of a bigger plan. I couldn’t see any way this was part of something bigger, meaningful, any kind of plan.
My cousin, my friends, my daughters asked me how I could still believe, how I could still have faith in a God that would let this happen. It then occurred to me, if my loss and my continued belief helps even one of these people have a stronger faith, or brings them to God when they’ve not had that relationship before , then I can see a bigger plan. It helps to soothe my heart.
So thank you and I, like you, will let go and let God knowing that there is a bigger plan and I’m blessed to be a part of it.
Yours in Christ,
I’m so very sorry for your loss .
Although I never lost a child , and I hope in Gods will , I go first , I did lose my mom when I was 18 . she was 42 and left behind 6 kids and a few grandkids . I lost my dad at 70 and 2 brothers of drug overdoses and a nephew to the same thing . But in my faith I know I’ll see them all again in due time . Stay strong “ let go and let God “ 🌻🌻🌻
Karin, my sweet sister. My heart aches for your loss. You are so faithful to see beyond your deep hurt to God’s plan. He loves you so very much!
Thank you for this email they always come at the perfect time . My 41 yr old daughter and her amazing 2 kids a toddler and a preschooler finally left her narcissist husband after being married 7 yrs . She’s going through a tough time right now and I just sent this to her . Although it’s very messy right now it happened in my granddaughters 3rd birthday on July 12th , it was very necessary thank you Jesus for answering my prayers . “ let go and let God “ 🌻🌻🌻
Hugs to you and your daughter and her kiddos! We can never really understand God’s plan from our perspective here. I hope more if it is revealed to your family and it helps her through this hard time!