It is so easy to forget that you are not in charge. We march through our day, seek our opportunities, take care of our families and then–start again the next day. In the midst of that process, it can be tempting to believe that somehow you are the one calling the shots. Over the last few weeks, it has become very apparent that we have little control over our lives. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have destroyed and decimated a huge swath of peoples lives, wildfires in Montana have wiped out communities, wars, rumors of wars all remind us how little control we actually maintain.
If we are willing to humble ourselves and admit we are not in charge, then God can lead us through any and all circumstances. He loves us and has prepared a path for our lives that will make us ready to withstand the trials, temptations and events that make it clear we are not in control. In the midst of it, he will also protect and provide for our needs and make us the people perfect for his plan. We simply need to trust and follow him through it.
God Bless You
Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.