In this world we live in today, society tells us we need to take charge of our lives and to win, dominate, to put ourselves first and achieve our goals however I don’t really agree according to the bible.
I believe we need to let go of control and let God take the wheel because He has a far greater and better plan than we can ever imagine or fathom if we let Him. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11.
The plan we have for our lives will ultimately lead to destruction and chaos because it is not rooted in Christs Will for our lives. However, when we surrender ourselves to Him and realize we are worthless without Him. We must fear Him above everything else and obey Him no matter what.
In proverbs 10:9 says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom”
When you fear the Lord you start to understand who God is and you gain a whole new miraculous meaning for life. Your eyes will be opened in a whole new light and you will only want to do Gods Will because you want to spend eternity with Him.
Once we learn to fear Him and obey continually in every circumstance we began to be filled with His Peace. His Peace is sufficient for you. (2 Corinthians 12:9). This world has no peace. It might have temporary peace but it will fade.
“Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things”. (Philippians 3:19)
God never fades. He is the same yesterday today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). God wants what is best for you, “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8) What more proof do we need other than Christ dying to pay our sins do we need to obey Him?
So that is why we must:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” Proverbs 3:5-6.
If you follow and pursue God you will have His everlasting Peace, Joy and Love. And you will find rest for your souls (Jeremiah 6:16).
If you try to to control your life you will eventually fail. “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is Life and Peace” (Romans 8:6)
I know first hand what it is like to try to pursue dreams and goals. I tried my very hardest to achieve these goals, but nothing seemed to be working because I was idolizing it and obessesing over it. Once I let go of my obsession of eating healthy and losing weight and let God take the wheel that’s when I was filled with Life and Peace. Also it was when I started to see results in all aspects of my life. We must put God first in everything and let go of trying to control everything because we must rest assure “Thy Will be Done” (Matthew 6:10).