April 14, 2017 – Relax & Let Go… God Is In Control
One of my favorite authors, Stephen Covey, in his book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, talks about the “Circle of Influence” versus the “Circle of Concern”.
His message was that effective people focus their energy on things they can influence which enable them to be proactive, solution-driven and purposeful.
Ineffective people tend to waste their time concerned about things they have no control over and, therefore, cannot do anything about.
As human beings, I think we all crave a certain amount of control over our destiny. When life throws you a curve ball – or two – sometimes it can feel like things are going out of control at a dizzying pace.
And yet, in the midst of all the uncertainty, I am finding that that there are a lot of things I have influence over.
The way I see it is that we are in a partnership with God. We cannot sit back and let him do all the work. We have to do our part and trust that God knows what is best for us.
It’s only human to worry. But it’s also a liberating feeling to know that God is the architect, the master planner, the director and the producer.
So relax, God is in control of your life.