Control Freak

Have I mentioned that I’m a little bit of a control freak? Not as bad a I used to be, but I still don’t like it when people “move my cheese.” I have to work really hard to give others grace when they mess with my sense of order. I struggle with restraining from completely redoing someone else’s work because it’s not “right.”

We can trust our God
He knows what He’s doing
Though it might hurt now
We won’t be ruined

Last week, I wrote about this song called, “He is With Us” from a group called Love & the Outcome in a post called, “An Ocean Between.” (Read it here.) This verse of He is With Us was in my head all last night, and is still stuck there even now.

So how can I be a control freak?? I can trust God, and He knows exactly what He’s doing. If I have to control everything, then do I really and truly trust Him? It’s like the quilt I wrote about yesterday in Glorious Unfolding (click here to read it.) I have to trust that God is taking all the parts of my life that I thought were ruined, all the random scraps of my life, including my desire to control everything, and piecing them together into the unique quilt of my life… A life that He can use for His purposes.

Any other controllers out there? We CAN trust God.

Isaiah 61 says the ruined will be repaired…

Verse 7… Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.

Listen to Love & the Outcome, He is With Us

Listen to Stephen Curtis Chapman, Glorious Unfolding


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