Who is in control of my life?
Who decides what I do with my time? With my money? Who is the director of my life – telling me when to go and when to stay? What to say and how to say it?
The quick answer for us Christ-followers is ‘God”.
But let’s not just throw out this obvious answer and move on. Let’s ask ourselves – is he? Really?
What happened to your last paycheck? How much of it went for God’s purposes?
Why did you rent this last apartment or buy the house you live in? Did God direct you to make that decision because he has a purpose for where you live?
How about your job – did God lead you to that place? Is he working there through you? Or your main hobby – is God using that for his glory? Or is it taking your time away from a deep, personal relationship with God?
The Israelites lived in a theocracy as they travelled through the desert and into the Promised Land. God was King. No one else told they what to do, where to go, what to eat, or how to dress. God did all of it.
But not all. I can’t honestly say he is the King of everything in my life. I still have areas of self-centeredness and trying to be in control (total waste of energy because I am not and ever have been in control – neither are you, by the way). Worry, fear and lack of patience with others are proof that these areas are not under God’s control.
I know I’m in the process of becoming what God intended me to be. I know it’s a journey….
and I’m glad you’re on this journey with me.
I’m getting off the throne now, Father. Please take your seat.