Sunday, March 02, 2008
I was thinking today about how people like to be in control. That is why remote control's are so popular, because we like to be able to be in control of what we watch (that and we're lazy!). In life, we want to know what is happening from day to day, week to week, month to month. Although not all people like to be in control, we all want to have some control over our lives.
However, being in control keeps us from letting God lead us. When we are in control, then God can't be. Somehow we have to learn to let go of our lives, and give God control. This is where trust comes in. If we trust God, then we should be able to give up control. If we don't trust God, then we think that God won't do what is best for our lives.
Part of this area of trust and control is what Matthew 6:21 says, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." When we treasure something that is different than what God wants for us, then we will wrest back control from God. We begin to worry about our lives, and that we aren't getting what we think we need. But then a little later in Matthew 6 Jesus talks to us about worry...Matthew 6:25-27, 34- "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?... Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
God really does know what we need, and God is in the business of providing for us. Where is it you don't trust God? Where is it in your life you need to give God more control? Trust God today, and let God take away the worry of life.