Isn’t that they way life gets? We’re settled into our perfect little rut, content and happy with where we are and suddenly something zips by us in a blur of blue and brown (or whatever color you should happily choose).
Oooh, pretty, what was that?
It happens again and pretty soon we’re realizing it’s not them that’s moving…it’s US!
Life took a crazy turn for me this last week and suddenly my perfect little ordered world that didn’t involve chaos has now become (you guessed it) chaotic.
I don’t think there are too many people that like life in the fast lane. Most of us normal people are content with put-putting along in ordered peace and control.
Ah, but did you catch that last word? Control.
We humans like to control things don’t we? Even down to the weather…remember the reports that came in during the 2008 Beijing Olympics? They were shooting stuff in the big blue beyond hoping to make it rain. Control.
We love the stuff. We love to mold and make it work for our agenda and our plans and our goals.
The funny thing with control is that it’s a slippery devil. The minute we think we have it figured out, it turns right back around nips us in the behind. Biting, chomping, gnawing until we surrender and give into its powers.
Control is a greedy master and is never satisfied.
The only way to control Control is to turn it over. Release the burden of carrying that master around on our two shoulders and surrender it to God.
The opposite of control? Surrender. Giving up. Giving over. Giving away. There is a peace to the word surrender. Like a gentle river sparkling on a clear day. Control only conjures up a thundering storm on a dark and brooding night.
Sure, none of us like the thought of our neat and orderly lives becoming a life in fifth gear in the fast lane. But sometimes that’s just life. That’s just what happens. And maybe, just maybe it’s because there is a bigger purpose at work than our personal agendas. Maybe it’s a divine purpose for God’s greater plans.
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