I like being in control. I don’t like giving up the reigns to anyone. I like to make decisions about my life. And I really don’t many people who don’t like it that way?
Well, maybe if it is Friday night, and it is a choice between a romantic comedy and an organized crime drama or a choice between Chinese and Mexican eats, then maybe I’ll let someone else decide. But who are we kidding… Chinese followed with the organized crime drama it is! I’ll wait for the romantic comedy when it’s on video, and Mexican I get at home every day.
And for the most important decisions in life, no way I let someone else make them. At least that’s been the modus operandi up to this point. That’s the way I like it. That’s the way it’s always been.
In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success
-Proverbs 3:6 (LB)
I guess that’s why Christianity is a thought of as a walk, a very long winding walk. For me, this giving up the reigns concept is a difficult one to swallow. Yes, I surrender to God. Yes, I want my choices to be blessed. But do I really have to consult Him for everything? Does He need to be in on every decision? I’m sure God has other more important things to attend to.
…I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me
-John 14:6 (NLT)
The goal I am learning is to move God to the center table. I have welcomed God to the party. We’ve been partying it up for quite some time now. But is He at the center table? Maybe not exactly.
I gotta admit, that is not an easy thing to do.
I know I still have some work to do. I know I won’t get there overnight. But little by little I am making steps. The longer I keep on His path the less difficult it is to give up those reigns. But I know, eventually I must let go. Eventually, I will need to let Him make the decisions for me. After all, I know He is much better at making decisions than I could ever aspire to be.