When you stop controlling everything, then you can begin to see your true freedom comes from having self-control.

How can this be you may ask?

Well I tell you how, it all starts by beginning to trust God wholeheartedly and learning self-control. Once you realize this, then you will be able to see that everything will be okay no matter what the outcome is, that you’re not going to die if things don’t go your way and the world is not going to end if it doesn’t turn out the way you want it to or if someone don’t do as you say. You come to a point where you simply realize that you’re not God. You begin to understand that He and only He is the only one who will ever have all the control and power. And by the way I think we need to start thanking Him that we don’t have all the control and power. If you were to stop and think about it for moment and look at all the things that come with trying to control everyone and everything, there is the pressure of making sure you are doing the right thing for the right reason, the anxieties, the frustration, the aggravation, and let’s not forget how it just down right leaves you feeling so exhausted. Is it really worth all that work you have to do, just to feel like you have control over something or someone? When in reality you never really had any control to begin with. If you were to just stop for a moment and be really honest with yourself, you would see what it all boils down to, that in the end no matter how hard you may try to control everyone and everything; you will never succeed at having control. And all that effort you put into trying to control things and others, was pointless.

See God didn’t equip us to control things or others, but to control our self instead, and my friend this is where true freedom begins! This is where you say God I give up and thank you for not giving me control over everything. And ask God to teach you how to have self-control of yourself? This way when you’re in a not so control situation, you won’t feel so out of control. Then you will be able sit back and relax, and trust God to work out all of the details for you. And when you have reached this point, you will have truly come to known true freedom at last!

Love Always One Of God’s Children 2-16-2013