Thursday, January 9, 2014

Control

Heb. 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Prov. 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,And lean not on your own understanding;In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

Control - to have power over.  

Friday night while on the way home from work I was talking to my oldest friend (well, I better say the friend I have had the longest) in the world. As is usual we got on the subject of our most heartfelt desires. She told me about a book she had read and how it had greatly impacted her life. I immediately went home and purchased it on my e-reader. The book is Draw The Circle: The 40 day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson. In one part of the book he talks about how unbearable things can be when we try to do God's job for Him. How that when we try to make things go faster, we usually slow things down. He says "Don't try to answer your own prayers. Don't try to manufacture your own miracles. DON"T try to do God's job for Him. " In other words let God have control. 

Then on Tuesday while sitting in my car on lunch, I tuned in to the middle of a Christian talk radio show. I have no idea who the man was or even what the whole show was about but I do remember one statement that really caused me to think. "Faith is the opposite of control". To have true faith is to let go and believe and trust in God's plan. To believe His plan is perfect no matter how long we must wait. Whatever our prayer, dreams, desires or needs it will only be right in God's time. This is something I don't often want to hear. But it's true. So, whenever your tempted to try and make things happen in your time frame just remember that simple phrase. "Faith is the opposite of control".

This devotion was written from the heart of Bet Reed. I would love to hear from you. 

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2 comments:

  1. Great devotion Beth! It still amazes me how our God works! My devotion that will post tomorrow is on the same scripture! God had me write it weeks ago!!! GOD KNOWS WHAT WE ALL NEED TO HEAR!!! I get so excited being a small part of this ministry! I GET SO EXCITED ABOUT WORKING FOR JESUS :) Pamela Britt Malone

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  2. Let go and Let God! I'm so thankful for what the Lord is doing through your posts. Love you. Sharon

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