Getting Out of God’s Way

When I go on vacation, I like to have a hotel reserved and know EXACTLY where I’m going to stay. Even if the plans change, I’d like to have the opportunity to make a new plan.

I just like knowing what’s going to happen. No surprises! I think it’s my way of trying to keep things under control. How about you?

CONTROL-such a funny word for such a crazy world! How much can we really control, anyway? Especially, if we’re committed to following God.

I’ve always loved this passage:

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9


But it wasn’t until just recently, that I realized that my affinity for trying to control EVERYTHING might be getting in God’s way.

If His plans are different than mine, (and they are)
and they include things I don’t even know about yet. (and they do) I’m going to be better off doing things His way.

So, WHY do I still try to plan out every little detail?

God, I officially give You control. I commit to following You even when I don’t recognize the path.

I’m okay with NOT knowing because I trust that You’re always taking me to a better place!


Are there any other CONTROL FREAKS out there who will admit it? (Show me a raised-hand emoji.) Come on… I can’t be the only one!


11 Responses

  1. Ericka

    LOL WOW what’s crazy is I’m the same way!!
    I like to Think of it as I I’m just being aware of my surroundings and like to be prepared and organized!! 😝

  2. Marinda Ferrell

    Pastor Nicole, we are similar when it comes to vacations. My vacations are usually coast to coast road trips or train travel. I will never fly. Before we leave St. Louis I know the fuel cost, what hotel we will be spending nights etc. Traveling through OK out on 44 the tornado siren went off. I had no idea what to do. I searched the sky nothing seem ominous and kept going. A few miles later I noticed these cars going past us and the spirit said follow them. We pulled off the interstate into what I thought was a rest stop. It was not it was storm shelter off the highway vey attractive building with a huge parking lot. People enter a room there is no sitting just standing. There were several of these rooms. We stood shoulder to shoulder about 15-20 together. I noticed the two of us were the only Black people. I was praying silently and I think somebody started a hymn By and By. My plans did not include a stay over in OK but we spent the night there, Wichita was my first lay over. It took a storm warning from God to change my plans. Met and sang a hymn with a bunch of White people. Awesome experience.

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