“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me.” Philippians 4:13 (AMP)
I am a planner by nature, which can be a blessing or a curse. When things go according to plan, it’s great, but when they don’t, it can feel like the world is crashing in around me.
This makes me ask myself: “Who is in control of my life?”
Being a thinker and planner means I am always calculating risks, anticipating future events, and formulating plans and then back-up plans. When I try to sleep, I wish there was an off switch because my mind goes into overdrive checking to make sure I did everything I was supposed to, then I worry about the things I didn’t get done and when/ how they will, leading me to ask the question again: “Who is in control of my life?”
After I get myself all worked up, God will remind me He has already overcome the world and everything He calls me to do, He will equip and empower me to do them.
My weakness is my need to feel in control and as long as I submit that area of my life to Him, He will give me the strength I need to do whatever He calls me to do. However, when I don’t rely on Him,
my mind weaves a web of anxiety until I’m paralyzed and overwhelmed by my circumstances.
What we must never forget is God will never give us more than we can handle and He will always give us the tools required to complete anything He calls us to do.
What we must continually ask ourselves is whether or not we are doing what God is calling us to do. The answer reveals, “Who is in control of my life.”
We all face challenges and we all have obstacles to overcome, but as long as we keep the right perspective and always trust God and His plan, He will never let us down.
If we think we are in control, we are not allowing God to be in control and whether we want to admit it or not, He is the only One we should ever want to be in control of our lives!